cricopharyngeal


cricopharyngeal
Relating to the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx; a part of the inferior constrictor muscle of the pharynx. See inferior constrictor (muscle) of pharynx.

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cri·co·pha·ryn·geal .krī-kō-.far-ən-'jē-əl, -fə-'rin-j(ē-)əl adj of or relating to the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx

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cri·co·pha·ryn·ge·al (kri″ko-fə-rinґje-əl) pertaining to the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx.

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  • cricopharyngeal — /kruy koh feuh rin jee euhl, jeuhl, far in jee euhl/, adj. Anat. of, pertaining to, or involving the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx. [crico (see CRICOID) + PHARYNGEAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • cricopharyngeal — /kruy koh feuh rin jee euhl, jeuhl, far in jee euhl/, adj. Anat. of, pertaining to, or involving the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx. [crico (see CRICOID) + PHARYNGEAL] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cricopharyngeal spasm — Cricopharyngeal spasms occur in the cricopharyngeus muscle of the pharynx. These spasms are frequently misunderstood by the patient to be cancer due to the lump in the throat feeling (Globus pharyngis) that is symptomatic of this syndrome. In… …   Wikipedia

  • Cricopharyngeal ligament — Ligament: Cricopharyngeal ligament Latin ligamentum cricopharyngeum From cricoid To pharynx Dorlands/Elsevier …   Wikipedia

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  • cricopharyngeal myotomy — resection of the cricopharyngeal muscle as treatment for intractable dysphagia or pharyngoesophageal diverticulum …   Medical dictionary

  • cricopharyngeal ligament — cricosantorinian ligament ligamentum cricopharyngeum …   Medical dictionary

  • cricopharyngeal muscle — cricopharyngeus muscle pars cricopharyngea musculi constrictoris pharyngis inferioris …   Medical dictionary

  • cricopharyngeal sphincter — pars cricopharyngea musculi constrictoris pharyngis inferioris …   Medical dictionary


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