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Medical Term:

vocalis (muscle)

Definition

intrinsic muscle of the larynx formed by several of the finer and most medial fibers of the thyroaryteroid muscle attached directly to the outer side of the vocal ligament; origin, depression between the two laminae of thyroid cartilage; insertion, portions of vocal ligament and vocal process of arytenoid; action, shortens and relaxes portions of vocal cords; nerve supply, recurrent laryngeal.

Synonym(s): musculus vocalisTA, musculus thyroarytenoideus internus, vocal muscle

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