tensor tympani

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Related to Tensor tympani muscle: Stapedius muscle, Tensor veli palatini muscle
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Noun1.tensor tympani - a small muscle in the middle ear that tenses to protect the eardrum
tensor - any of several muscles that cause an attached structure to become tense or firm
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In addition, the bone of contention was "can such a small bony spicule be a source of craniofacial pain?" Although it is inviting to speculate that the intricate vascular and diverse neural networks within the tensor tympani muscle attached to the pterygoid hamulus as a plausible explanation, it cannot be substantiated by the scarcity of reports published in the literature.
stapedial tendon and tensor tympani muscle. These two middle-ear tendons retract the eardrum and stapes to dampen sound and block loud noise.
The medial pterygoid muscle and the tensor tympani muscle develop from the temporal blastema.