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muscles of larynx


Definition: the intrinsic muscles that regulate the length, position, and tension of the vocal cords and serve as sphincters and dilators of the airway, adjusting the size of the openings between the aryepiglottic, the ventricular, and the vocal folds.

Synonym(s): musculi laryngisTA

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