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
The cavity at the back of the oral region.
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trachea (5), esophagus (16), tonsils (7), larynx (8), nasopharynx, oropharynx, laryngopharynx, epiglottis (2)
Organ types: Neck (43), Respiratory system (99)
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