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Introduction: Larynx

The larynx is the organ that contains the vocal cords that produce our voice. The larynx is located in the neck.

Descriptions of Larynx

Larynx: The area of the throat containing the vocal cords and used for breathing, swallowing, and talking. Also called the voice box.
Source: National Institute of Health

Larynx: a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea; contains elastic vocal cords that are the source of the vocal tone in speech
Source: WordNet 2.1

Larynx : irregularly shaped, musculocartilaginous tubular structure, lined with mucous membrane, located at the top of the trachea and below the root of the tongue and the hyoid bone; the essential sphincter guarding the entrance into the trachea and functioning secondarily as the organ of voice.
Source: CRISP

Larynx : An irregularly shaped, musculocartilaginous tubular structure, lined with mucous membrane, located at the top of the trachea and below the root of the tongue and the hyoid bone. It is the essential sphincter guarding the entrance into the trachea and functioning secondarily as the organ of voice.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Article Excerpts about Larynx

The larynx, also called the voice box, is a 2-inch-long, tube-shaped organ in the neck. We use the larynx when we breathe, talk, or swallow.

The larynx is at the top of the windpipe (trachea ). Its walls are made of cartilage . The large cartilage that forms the front of the larynx is sometimes called the Adam's apple. The vocal cords , two bands of muscle, form a "V" inside the larynx. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Larynx: NCI)

Summary Information: Larynx

Larynx: Voice box that emits sounds up the throat.

Condition count: 8 ; see list below.

Organ types: Throat (44), Respiratory system (99)

Related organs: vocal cords, neck (43)

Main condition: Larynx conditions

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Diseases List for Larynx:

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

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