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Flashcards in Larynx Deck (7)
1

What does laryngeal elevation do?

Closes the larynx

2

What does alteration to the laryngeal diameter control?

Airflow for speech and raising intra- abdominal pressure

3

How is it that men have deeper voices than women?

More prominent larynx due to decreased thyroid angle

4

What is the name given to the membrane that spans the space between the upper edges of the thyroid lamina and superior horn to the upper edges of the body and greater horn of the hyoid

Thyrohyoid membrane

5

What nerve supplies all the laryngeal muscles, bar the cricothyroid?

Recurrent laryngeal

6

What is cricothyroid innervated by?

Superior laryngeal nerve

7

Which group of nerves may be at risk during thyroid surgery?

Laryngeal nerves

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