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lateral cricoarytenoid (muscle)

 

Definition: an intrinsic muscle of the larynx; origin, upper margin of arch of cricoid cartilage; insertion, muscular process of arytenoid; action, adducts vocal folds (narrows rima glottidis); nerve supply, recurrent laryngeal.

Synonym(s): musculus cricoarytenoideus lateralisTA

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