cartilages,location,function larynx 00-13-49

cartilages,location,function larynx 00-13-49 - Intrinsic...

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Intrinsic muscles of the larynx Posterior cricoarytenoid Lateral cricoarytenoid Interarytenoids Thyroarynteoids Cricothyroid Aryepiglottis Thyroepiglottis Extrinsic muscles of the larynx Laryngeal elevators Digastric Stylohyoid Mylohyoid Geniohyoid Hyoglossus Genioglossus Thyropharyngeus Laryngeal depressors Sternohyoid Omohyoid Sternothyroid Thyrohyoid
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Location of the Larynx The larynx is the short tube that connects the pharynx (throat) to the trachea (wind pipe). It runs at the front of the throat at the level of C3 to C6 vertebrae and lies anterior to the esophagus. Function of the Larynx It allows air to be directed into the respiratory organs for gas exchange. The larynx is also the organ that is responsible for producing vocal sounds (phonation) and therefore it is commonly known as the voice box. In addition, the larynx also plays a role in preventing food and drink from entering the
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course CODS 361 taught by Professor Gel during the Spring '10 term at WPUNJ.

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