cricoarytenoid muscle


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Related to cricoarytenoid muscle: cricothyroid muscle, arytenoid muscle, Lateral cricoarytenoid muscle, Posterior cricoarytenoid muscle, Vocalis muscle, thyroarytenoid muscle

cricoarytenoid muscle

The lateral or the posterior cricoarytenoid -- laryngeal muscles. Origin: cricoid cartilage. Insertion: muscular process of arytenoid cartilage. Nerve: recurrent laryngeal of the vagus (CN X). Action: rotates arytenoid cartilages for vocalizations.
See also: muscle

cricoarytenoid

pertaining to the cricoid and arytenoid cartilages.

cricoarytenoid muscle
see Table 13.1E.