genioglossus

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genioglossus

[¦jē·nē·ō¦glä·səs]
(anatomy)
An extrinsic muscle of the tongue, arising from the superior mental spine of the mandible.
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Genioglossus muscle response to upper airway pressure changes: afferent pathways.
Its disadvantages are that it does not enlarge the oral cavity; genioglossus muscles can become detached, negating its effectiveness; and it is not effective in more severe OSA cases.
Genioglossus muscle advancement techniques for obstructive sleep apnea, Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 2007; 15 : 179-92.