Functions of the Larynx:
Part of the air passages
Acts as a sphincter
Thyroid means _______ _________ in Greek.
The skeleton of the larynx consists of 3 unpaired cartilages and 3 pairs of cartilages. The UNPAIRED cartilages are:
The skeleton of the larynx consists of 3 unpaired cartilages and 3 pairs of cartilages. The PAIIRED cartilages are:
Thyroid cartilage is composed of two plate-like laminate that fuse anteriorly in the midline to form the _____ _______.
Laryngeal prominence (Adam’s Apple)
A ‘V’ shaped notch, the _____ _______ notch, is located above the laryngeal prominence.
Superior laryngeal notch
The posterior border of each lamina projects superiorly and inferiorly as the superior and inferior horns. The ________ horns articulate with the _________ cartilage.
The _____ ______, a ridge on the lateral aspect of the thyroid cartilage, gives attachment to the ________. _. And ________ _______ __________ muscles.
Inferior pharyngeal constrictor
The cricoid cartilage is located inferior to the _______ cartilage.
Cricoid cartilage is shaped like a _______ ______, with the narrow arch anterior and the wide lamina posterior.
________ cartilage is shaped like a signet ring.
A small ________ ________ at the junction of the arch and lamina articulates with the inferior horn of the thyroid cartilage
The ______ border of the lamina has 2 facets for articulations with the bases of the arytenoid cartilages.
The inferior border of the cartilage is horizontal and marks the boundary between larynx and trachea, it is connected to the first tracheal cartilage by the _________ _________.
The epiglottis is a spoon shaped plate of ________ cartilage, the _______ ned is broad and free.