Thyroepiglottic muscle

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Thyroepiglottic muscle
Musculusthyreoarytenoideus.png
Muscles of the larynx, seen from above.
Details
Nerve recurrent laryngeal nerve
Identifiers
Latin Pars thyreoepiglottica musculi thyreoarytaenoidei
Dorlands
/Elsevier
p_07/12618027
TA A06.2.08.009
FMA 46594
Anatomical terms of muscle

A considerable number of the fibers of the thyroarytenoid muscle are prolonged into the aryepiglottic fold, where some of them become lost, while others continue to the margin of the epiglottis. They have received a distinctive name, thyroepiglotticus or thyroepiglottic muscle, and are sometimes described as a separate muscle. This muscle's function is to widen the laryngeal inlet.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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