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Post (Latin) - Behind, afterward
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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
  • Posthepatic

    "behind, after" the "liver." Refers to causes of jaundice. Posthepatic jaundice indicates that the issue causing the jaundice is not in the liver itself

    • Post (Latin) - Behind, afterward
    • Hepatos (Greek) - Liver
  • Increased conjugated bilirubin with normal unconjugated, dark urine and pale stool
  • Postherpetic neuralgia

    "Nerve" "pain" that lasts "after" a herpes zoster outbreak

    • Post (Latin) - Behind, afterward
    • Herpes (Laitn) - Creeping, Spreading
    • Neuro (Greek) - Nerve, sinew, tendon
    • Algos (Greek) - Pain
  • The neuralgia is confined to a dermatomic area of the skin
  • Typically begins when the herpes zoster vesicles have crusted over and begun to heal, but it can begin in the absence of herpes zoster
  • Postrenal azotemia

    Disease process after or "beyond" the "kidney" that results in the accumulation of "nitrogenous" waste products in the "blood"

    • Post (Latin) - Behind, afterward
    • Renes (Latin) - Kidneys
    • Azote (French) - Nitrogen
    • Haima (Greek) - Blood
  • Caused by backup of urine into the kidney resulting in increased pressure in conditions like enlarged prostate or kidney stones
  • BUN:Cr >20:1
  • Bladder catheters may be inserted into the urinary tract to help
  • Rectus capitus posterior major

    The "greater" or bigger of the pair of "straight" muscles "behind" the "head".

    • Rectus (Latin) - Straight
    • Caput (Latin) - Head
    • Post (Latin) - Behind, afterward
    • Magnus (Latin) - Great in size, Greater
  • Minor muscle
  • Postural muscle
  • Weak lateral flexion of head
  • C1/C2 nerve innervation
  • Rectus capitus posterior minor

    The "lesser" or smaller of the pair of "straight" muscles "behind" the "head".

    • Rectus (Latin) - Straight
    • Caput (Latin) - Head
    • Post (Latin) - Behind, afterward
    • Meion (Greek) - To lessen, lesser
  • Minor muscle
  • Postural muscle
  • Weak lateral flexion of head
  • C1/C2 nerve innervation
  • Scalenus posterior

    A "triangular" muscle with "unequal sides" that comes "behind" the rest of the body

    • Scalenus (Latin) - Having three unequal sides, shell pod, husk
    • Post (Latin) - Behind, afterward
  • Vertebral muscle that arises from the lower three cervical vertebrae and inserts to second rib.
  • Thoracic outlet Syndrome
  • Derived from skalenos meaning uneven as in uneven sides of a scalene triangle and the borders of the set of scalene muscles
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