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Definition: 'Vocalis (muscle)'

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vocalis (muscle)

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. 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.

Synonyms: musculus vocalis, musculus thyroarytenoideus internus, vocal muscle



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