Flashcards in Larynx Deck (13)
Where in relation to the cervical vertebrae does the larynx sit?
What is the beginning and the end of the larynx?
Epiglottis to the cricoid cartilage
What are the three large section of cartilage?
What is the laryngeal prominence?
Part of. the thyroid cartilage
Where is the cricoid cartilage?
What is the function of the eppiglotis?
Protects the airways from aspiration
What are the two main sets of paired cartilage in the larynx?
What is the function of the arytenoid cartilage?
Attachements for the vocal chords and ligaments
Where is the corniculate located?
Fixed on superior surface of the arytenoid cartilage.
How many joints are located within the larynx?
What joint allows movement of the larynx and what type of joint is it?
What joint alters the pitch of the human voice by altering the length of the chords?