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Arytaina (Greek) - Ladle
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Posterior cricoarytenoid

Very small, paired muscles that extend from the posterior cricoid cartilage to the arytenoid cartilages "behind" the larynx. They complete a "ring" of muscles surrounding the larynx. They function to open the vocal cords and are innervated by the recurrent laryngeal branch of the Vagus nerve

  • Post (Latin) - Behind, afterward
  • Krikos (Greek) - Ring, circle
  • Arytaina (Greek) - Ladle
  • Eidos (Greek) - Form, Resemblance or Shape, Likeness
  • Paralysis leads to asphyxiation