Medial Pterygoid

Overview Medial pterygoid is a quadrilateral muscle and just like lateral pterygoid, it is also involved in chewing (mastication). It is also called internal pterygoid muscle. However, in contrast to lateral pterygoid, medial pterygoid performs mandibular elevation that results in …

Lateral Pterygoid

Lateral Pterygoid

Overview Lateral pterygoid (also called external pterygoid) is a deep muscle located in the face and is part of the muscle group that has a primary role in chewing (mastication). It is short, flat, thick and somewhat conical in shape. …