Medical Definition of Musculus cricothyroideus

1. Origin, anterior surface of arch of cricoid; insertion, the anterior or straight part passes upward to ala of thyroid; the posterior or oblique part passes more outward to inferior horn of thyroid; action, makes vocal folds tense increasing the pitch of voice tone; nerve supply, external laryngeal branch of superior laryngeal nerve (from vagus). Synonym: musculus cricothyroideus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Cricothyroideus

musculus complexus
musculus complexus minor
musculus compressor naris
musculus constrictor pharyngis inferior
musculus constrictor pharyngis medius
musculus constrictor pharyngis superior
musculus coracobrachialis
musculus corrugator cutis ani
musculus corrugator supercilii
musculus cricoarytenoideus lateralis
musculus cricoarytenoideus posterior
musculus cricopharyngeus
musculus cricothyroideus (current term)
musculus cruciatus
musculus cutaneus
musculus deltoideus
musculus depressor anguli oris
musculus depressor labii inferioris
musculus depressor septi
musculus depressor supercilii
musculus detrusor urinae
musculus diaphragma
musculus digastricus
musculus dilatator
musculus dilator
musculus dilator iridis

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