Medical Definition of Musculus constrictor pharyngis inferior

1. Origin, outer surfaces of thyroid (thyropharyngeal part) and cricoid (cricopharyngeal part, musculus cricopharyngeus; superior or upper oesophageal sphincter muscle) cartilages; insertion, pharyngeal raphe in the posterior portion of wall of pharynx; action, narrows lower part of pharynx in swallowing, the cricopharyngeal part has a sphincteric function for the oesophagus, allowing some voluntary control of eructation and reflux; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus. Synonym: musculus constrictor pharyngis inferior, cricopharyngeus muscle, laryngopharyngeus, musculus laryngopharyngeus. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Constrictor Pharyngis Inferior

musculus cephalopharyngeus
musculus ceratocricoideus
musculus ceratopharyngeus
musculus cervicalis ascendens
musculus chondroglossus
musculus chondropharyngeus
musculus ciliaris
musculus cleido-occipitalis
musculus cleidoepitrochlearis
musculus cleidomastoideus
musculus coccygeus
musculus complexus
musculus complexus minor
musculus compressor naris
musculus constrictor pharyngis inferior (current term)
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
musculus cruciatus
musculus cutaneus

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