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 (ăr′ĭ-tē′noid′, ə-rĭt′n-oid′)
1. Either of two small pitcher-shaped cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal cords are attached.
2. A muscle connected to either of these cartilages.
3. Any of several small mucous glands located in front of these cartilages.
Of or relating to these cartilages or an associated muscle or gland.

[New Latin arytaenoīdēs, from Greek arutainoeidēs, shaped like a ladle : arutaina, feminine variant of arutēr, ladle (from aruein, to draw water) + -oeidēs, -oid.]

ar′y·te·noi′dal adj.
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(ˌærɪˈtiːnɔɪd) or


1. (Anatomy) denoting either of two small cartilages of the larynx that are attached to the vocal cords
2. (Anatomy) denoting any of three small muscles of the larynx that narrow the space between the vocal cords
(Anatomy) an arytenoid cartilage or muscle
[C18: from New Latin arytaenoīdes, from Greek arutainoeidēs shaped like a ladle, from arutaina ladle]
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(ˌær ɪˈti nɔɪd, əˈrɪt nˌɔɪd)
1. pertaining to either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx.
2. pertaining to the muscles connected with these cartilages.
3. an arytenoid cartilage or muscle.
[1685–95; < Greek arytainoeidḗs literally, ladle-shaped =arýtain(a) ladle + -oeidēs -oid]
ar`y•te•noi′dal (-tnˈɔɪd l) adj.
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Noun1.arytenoid - either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attachedarytenoid - either of two small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal folds are attached
cartilage, gristle - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
larynx, voice box - a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
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Scheller) Criteria Score Jaw Relaxation Jaw freely mobile & relaxed 1 Jaw partially mobile 2 Jaw Immobile 3 Mask Ventilation Mask ventilation easy 1 Mask ventilation difficult 2 Mask ventilation impossible 3 Exposure of Vocal cords Vocal cords and arytenoids completely visible 1 Vocal cords and arytenoids partly visible 2 Vocal cords and arytenoids not visible 3 Position of Vocal cords Vocal cords open 1 Vocal cords mid position 2 Vocal cords closed 3 Cough/Movements after intubation No movements 1 One or two coughs 2 Persistent coughing 3 Purposeful movements 4 Tracheal intubation without additional drugs given Yes No Comparison of Jaw Mobility Criteria and score Group I Group II (Jaw mobility) (Fentanyl 2 mcg/kg) (Fentanyl 3 mcg/kg) Out of 50 no.
After all, generations of brilliant artists have graced the operatic stage who didn't know their arytenoids from their patellae.
Avulsion of arytenoids cartilage is seen in 20.83% of the patients I this study, which is treated by direct suturing to the cricoid cartilage with 3-0 Prolene.
Fiberoptic examination of the larynx revealed that the mucosa of the epiglottis, arytenoids, and vocal folds was very pale.
(2,3) It affects larynx in descending order as arytenoids, aryepiglottic folds, rarely subglottic area.
The most commonly involved structures in the supraglottic region are, in order of descending frequency, the epiglottis, arytenoids, aryepiglottic folds, and ventricular folds--areas rich in lymphatic vessels.
When the patient was evaluated the next day, endoscopy showed an ulceroproliferative growth involving the bilateral arytenoids, false vocal folds, and the laryngeal surface of the epiglottis.
The hypobranchial eminence becomes the epiglottis and 2nd & 3rd eminences develop into arytenoids.
The object was visualized on the posterior pharyngeal wall just above the level of the arytenoids. It had become impacted in the postcricoid area and the upper esophagus.
Although the patient's sensory threshold to air stimulus was mildly abnormal at 5.5 mm Hg at the arytenoids, he was quite sensitive to the side of the laryngoscope contacting his epiglottis, resulting in violent coughing.
Once anesthesia was confirmed, two Abraham cannulas passed perorally were used simultaneously to passively move the arytenoids laterally and expose the posterior glottis (figure 3).