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inferior laryngeal nerve

 

Definition: the terminal branch of the recurrent laryngeal nerve as the latter passes deep to the inferior pharyngeal constrictor; it supplies the laryngeal mucosa inferior to the vocal folds and all laryngeal muscles except the cricothyroid.

Synonym(s): nervus laryngeus inferior

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