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arytenoid

 [ar″ĭ-te´noid]
shaped like a jug or pitcher, as the arytenoid cartilage or arytenoid muscle of the larynx.

ar·y·te·noid

(ar'i-tē'noyd), [TA] Avoid the mispronunciations a'rytenoid and aryt'enoid.
Denoting a cartilage (arytenoid cartilage) and muscles (oblique and transverse arytenoid muscles) of the larynx.
[see arytenoideus]

arytenoid

/ar·y·te·noid/ (ar″ĭ-te´noid) shaped like a jug or pitcher, as arytenoid cartilage.

arytenoid

(ăr′ĭ-tē′noid′, ə-rĭt′n-oid′)
n.
1. Either of two small pitcher-shaped cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal cords are attached.
2. A muscle connected to either of these cartilages.
3. Any of several small mucous glands located in front of these cartilages.
adj.
Of or relating to these cartilages or an associated muscle or gland.

ar′y·te·noi′dal adj.

arytenoid

adjective Ladle-shaped.

ar·y·te·noid

(ari-tēnoyd) [TA]
Denoting a cartilage (arytenoid cartilage) and muscles (oblique and transverse arytenoid muscles) of the larynx.

arytenoid

Ladle-shaped. Pertaining to the two small cartilages attached to the vocal cords at the back of the LARYNX or to the arytenoid muscles of the larynx. From the Greek arutaina , a pitcher or ladle, and eidos , like.

ar·y·te·noid

(ari-tēnoyd) [TA] Avoid the mispronunciations a'rytenoid and aryt'enoid.
Denoting a cartilage (arytenoid cartilage) and muscles (oblique and transverse arytenoid muscles) of the larynx.

arytenoid

shaped like a jug or pitcher, as the arytenoid cartilage.

arytenoid abscess
see laryngeal chondritis.
arytenoid cartilage
one of the paired laryngeal cartilages in the dorsal part of the larynx that provides attachment for the muscles that adduct and abduct the vocal cords. The cartilages form the dorsal boundary of the rima glottis, the vocal cords the ventral boundary.
arytenoid chondritis
inflammation of the arytenoid cartilage that causes a syndrome similar to that caused by recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis.
arytenoid lateralization
a surgical technique used to treat laryngeal paralysis in dogs. One or both arytenoid cartilages are fixed in a lateral position with sutures, thereby enlarging the diameter of the laryngeal lumen.
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A transthyroidal method for arytenoid adduction: A basic anatomical study.
While a correctly positioned LMA should pose no Risk to the arytenoids, malpositioning of the LMA, as occurred in our case, could potentially cause damage to the arytenoids either directly or indirectly (15).
The right arytenoid cartilage appeared to be in an appropriate anatomic position and at the correct vertical level.
The external arytenoid muscles, the larger muscles surrounding the larynx, or the larger strap muscles of the neck, can also exhibit body tension affecting voice.
Redundant mucosa was removed from the post-cricoid area and the arytenoids bilaterally.
The various reasons postulated include impingement on the epiglottis, arytenoid cartilage or pyriform fossae.
Common injuries following long-term intubation can manifest in the form of edema, ulceration, granulomas, arytenoid dislocations, adhesions, subglottic stenosis and vocal fold immobility, etc.
His theory concerning the triangular shape of the space between the arytenoids was not confirmed when he visualized the larynx with his own eyes.
Fiberoptic examination of the larynx revealed that the mucosa of the epiglottis, arytenoids, and vocal folds was very pale.
Laryngeal view scoring (5) ranged from grade I (Full view of arytenoids and glottis), II (Arytenoids and glottis partly visible), III (View of arytenoids, glottis or epiglottis blurred, or view clear with only epiglottis visible) to IV (No part of larynx identifiable).
Additionally, in certain exercises, the arytenoids and epiglottis moved towards each other to create smaller space above the folds, most likely a result of the pharyngeal constrictors shaping the vocal tract.