vocalis muscle


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vo·ca·lis mus·cle

(vō-kā'lis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, depression between the two laminae of thyroid cartilage; insertion, portions of vocal process of arytenoid; action, shortens and relaxes vocal cords; nerve supply, recurrent laryngeal; a number of the deeper and finer fibers of the thyroarytenoid muscle attached directly to the outer side of the true vocal cord.
Synonym(s): musculus vocalis [TA] , vocal muscle.

vocalis muscle

Laryngeal muscle. Origin: midline of inner surface of thyroid cartilage. Insertion: arytenoid cartilage. Nerve: recurrent laryngeal of vagus (CN X). Action: changes tension of vocal cords.
See also: muscle
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Hoffman and McCulloch have reported persistence of fat in the vocalis muscle after 5 months.
This idea has been confirmed by the work of Minoru Hirano and William Vennard (1907-1971) in a series of studies using electromyography that identified the vocalis muscle as the primary "register agent.
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