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Neck Muscles
...  neck and head area: Longus colli and capitis – this is found in the anterior neck area and is used for flexion. They lie right over the cervical vertebrae and may be injured by whiplash. Infrahyoid and suprahyoid – these muscles are for opening the jaw and for flexing the neck, and are found in the anterior neck area. They are found above the trachea. Splenius capitis, splenius  ...

Salivary Glands
...  the one that swells. The second main salivary gland, the submandibular gland, is located under the mandible, near the interior of the jaw. Superficial protection to the gland is provided by the mylohyoid muscle. Saliva produced by this gland enters the oral cavity through the submandibular duct (also known as the Wharton’s duct), parallel to the lingual frenulum. Several ducts that  ...

Tongue
...  like the whole of it is found in the mouth, but in reality, only two-thirds of the organ is inside the oral cavity. The remaining one-third is situated at the back of the pharynx, attached to the hyoid bone. Rounded lingual tonsils line the superior surface of the base of the tongue. The tongue is able to hold itself against the floor of the oral cavity because of the connective structure  ...


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