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musculus stapedius

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  • Musculus stapedius arises from the wall of the middle ear (internal walls of pyramidal eminence in tympanic cavity) and inserts in the neck of the stapes. Action: dampens vibration of stapes by drawing head of stapes backward as a result of a protective reflex stimulated by loud noise. Nerve supply: facial nerve. Synonym: stapedius.

    July 21, 2011