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Larynx

Upper Respiratory

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What is the common name for the Larynx? Voice Box
What is the function of the Larynx? 1. Organ of Phonation; 2. diverts food into the Esophagus
Where is the Larynx located? SUPERIOR to the Trachea
What 3 types of components is the Larynx composed of? Cartilage, Membrane, Muscle
What are the Cartilage components of the Larynx? 1. Thyroid Cartilage; 2. Epiglottis; 3. Cricoid Cartilage; 4. Arytenoid Cartilages
What is the function of the Thyroid Cartilage of the Larynx? AMPLIFIES Voice
What is the function of the Epiglottis of the Larynx? DEFLECTS food into the Esophagus
What is the composition of the Epiglottis? Elastic Cartilage
What is the function of the Cricoid Cartilage of the Larynx? holds Arytenoids
What is the composition of the Cricoid Cartilage? Hyaline Cartilage
What is the function of the Arytenoid Cartilages of the Larynx? changes TENSION on Vocal Chords --> pitch
What are the Membranous components of the Larynx? 1. Ventricular Folds; 2. Vocal Chords
Where are the Ventricular Folds located? Bi-Lateral to the Vocal Cords
What is the composition of the Ventricular Folds? Dense, Regular Connective Tissue
What is the function of the Ventricular Folds? divert air through the Glottis to Vocal Cords
What is the medial margin between the Vocal Cords? Glottis
Why do men have a deeper voice? their Vocal Cords are THICKER
What is the function of the Vocal Cords? to VIBRATE as air moves across them to create SOUND
What is the function of the Glottis? to deflect food that made its way passed the Epiglottis
What are the Muscle Components of the Larynx? 1. Intrinsic Muscles; 2. Extrinsic Muscles
What is the function of the Intrinsic Muscles of the Larynx? 1. CLOSE Glottis; 2. control TENSION on Vocal Cords --> determining pitch of sound
What is the function of the Extrinsic Muscles of the Larynx? move Larynx Up or Down with SWALLOWING
Created by: kristel387