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1

Where in relation to the cervical vertebrae does the larynx sit?

C4-C6

2

What is the beginning and the end of the larynx?

Epiglottis to the cricoid cartilage

3

What are the three large section of cartilage?

Thyroid
Crichoid
Eppiglotis

4

What is the laryngeal prominence?

Adams Apple
Part of. the thyroid cartilage

5

Where is the cricoid cartilage?

C6

6

What is the function of the eppiglotis?

Protects the airways from aspiration

7

What are the two main sets of paired cartilage in the larynx?

Arytenoid
Corniculate

8

What is the function of the arytenoid cartilage?

Attachements for the vocal chords and ligaments

9

Where is the corniculate located?

Fixed on superior surface of the arytenoid cartilage.

10

How many joints are located within the larynx?

2

11

What joint allows movement of the larynx and what type of joint is it?

Cricoarytenoid
Synovial

12

What joint alters the pitch of the human voice by altering the length of the chords?

Cricothyroid

13

What is located directly superior to the larynx?

Hyoid bone C3