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Middle ear muscles

Other Terms: Ear muscles, Internal ear muscles

Description

There are two muscles in the middle ear, or tympanic cavity, that attach to the middle ear ossicles, the malleus and the stapes. These small muscles play important roles in limiting vibratory movements of the ossicles to help dampen loud sounds that enter the ear.

Muscles Included

Tensor tympani muscle and Stapedius muscle

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