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oblique arytenoid muscle


Definition: intrinsic laryngeal muscle; origin, muscular process of arytenoid cartilage; insertion, summit of arytenoid cartilage of opposite side and continues as the aryepiglottic muscle in the aryepiglottic fold to the epiglottis; action, narrows or closes the interarytenoid portion of the rima glottidis; nerve supply, recurrent laryngeal.

Synonym(s): musculus arytenoideus obliquusTA, arytenoideus

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