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Pharynx

Introduction: Pharynx

Description of Pharynx

Pharynx: The hollow tube inside the neck that starts behind the nose and ends at the top of the trachea (windpipe) and esophagus (the tube that goes to the stomach). The pharynx is about 5 inches long, depending on body size. Also called the throat.
Source: National Institute of Health

Pharynx: the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Pharynx: funnel-shaped fibromuscular tube that conducts food to the esophagus, and air to the larnyx and lungs.
Source: CRISP

Pharynx: A funnel-shaped fibromuscular tube that conducts food to the ESOPHAGUS, and air to the LARYNYX and LUNGS. It is located posterior to the NASAL CAVITY; ORAL CAVITY; and LARYNX, and extends from the SKULL BASE to the inferior border of the CRICOID CARTILAGE anteriorly and to the inferior border of the C6 vertebra posteriorly. It is divided into the NASOPHARYNX; OROPHARYNX; and HYPOPHARYNX (laryngopharynx).
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Pharynx: A funnel-shaped fibromuscular tube that conducts food to the ESOPHAGUS, and air to the LARYNX and LUNGS. It is located posterior to the NASAL CAVITY; ORAL CAVITY; and LARYNX, and extends from the SKULL BASE to the inferior border of the $CRICOID CARTILAGE$ anteriorly and to the inferior border of the C6 vertebra posteriorly. It is divided into the NASOPHARYNX; OROPHARYNX; and HYPOPHARYNX (laryngopharynx).
Source: MeSH 2007

Pharynx: Related Topics

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Pharynx as an Organ

Pharynx (organ): Another name for Throat.

Pharynx (organ): The cavity at the back of the oral region...more »

Pharynx (organ): The throat is properly called the "pharynx". The throat is used for breathing by the respiratory system, to ingest food for the

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Terms Similar to Pharynx:

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Source - MeSH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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Related Topics

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More specific terms for Pharynx:

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Broader terms for Pharynx

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Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Pharynx can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Pharynx

The following list attempts to classify Pharynx into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • tubular cavity
  • bodily cavity,cavity,cavum
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

MESH - OBO - Hierarchy 2

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