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Throat

Introduction: Throat

The throat is properly called the "pharynx". The throat is used for breathing by the respiratory system, to ingest food for the digestive system, and to emit sounds from the voice box.

Descriptions of Throat

Throat: 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 throat is about 5 inches long, depending on body size. Also called the pharynx.
Source: National Institute of Health

Throat: 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

Summary Information: Throat

Throat: The cavity at the back of the oral region.

Condition count: 44 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: trachea (5), esophagus (16), tonsils (7), larynx (8), nasopharynx, oropharynx, laryngopharynx, epiglottis (2)

Organ types: Neck (43), Respiratory system (99)

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Throat: Related Topics

Diseases List for Throat:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Throat' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

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