Medical Definition of Pharyngeal isthmus

1. Communicating space between nasopharynx and oropharynx, sealed off by elevation of the soft palate and contraction of portions of the superior pharyngeal constrictor (palatopharyngal sphincter) during swallowing. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pharyngeal Isthmus

pharyngeal branch of the artery of pterygoid canal
pharyngeal branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery
pharyngeal branch of vagus nerve
pharyngeal branches
pharyngeal bursa
pharyngeal calculus
pharyngeal cartilages
pharyngeal diseases
pharyngeal fistula
pharyngeal flap
pharyngeal fornix
pharyngeal glands
pharyngeal grooves
pharyngeal hypophysis
pharyngeal isthmus (current term)
pharyngeal membranes
pharyngeal mucosa
pharyngeal muscles
pharyngeal opening of auditory tube
pharyngeal opening of eustachian tube
pharyngeal pituitary
pharyngeal plexus
pharyngeal pouch syndrome
pharyngeal raphe
pharyngeal recess
pharyngeal reflex
pharyngeal ridge
pharyngeal space
pharyngeal tonsil

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