inferior constrictor muscle of pharynx

(redirected from musculus constrictor pharyngis inferior)

in·fer·i·or con·stric·tor mus·cle of phar·ynx

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr kŏn-strik'tŏr mŭs'ĕl far'ingks)
Origin, outer surfaces of thyroid (thyropharyngeal part) and cricoid (cricopharyngeal part, musculus cricopharyngeus; superior or upper esophageal sphincter muscle) cartilages; insertion, pharyngeal raphe in the posterior portion of wall of pharynx; action, narrows lower part of pharynx in swallowing, the cricopharyngeal part has a sphincteric function for the esophagus, allowing some voluntary control of eructation and reflux; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus.
Synonym(s): laryngopharyngeus, musculus constrictor pharyngis inferior, musculus laryngopharyngeus, superior esophageal sphincter.
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Gustav, German laryngologist, 1860-1921.
Killian antrum cannula
Killian bundle - Synonym(s): inferior constrictor muscle of pharynx
Killian cannula
Killian elevator
Killian frontal sinus chisel
Killian frontoethmoidectomy procedure
Killian gouge
Killian incision
Killian nasal speculum
Killian operation - an operation for frontal sinus disease.
Killian septal compression forceps
Killian septal elevator
Killian septal speculum
Killian tonsil knife
Killian triangle - the triangular-shaped area of the cervical esophagus. Synonym(s): Laimer triangle
Killian-Lynch suspension laryngoscope
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