Learning anatomy/Throat

PharynxEdit

AnatomyEdit

The pharynx is made up of the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and laryngopharynx.  

FunctionEdit

The pharynx brings food from the oral cavity to the esophagus. The pharynx also brings air from the nasal and oral cavities to the larynx.

LarynxEdit

AnatomyEdit

The parts of the larynx are the epiglottis, thyroid, cricoid, arytenoids, cuniform, corniculates, infrahyoid, suprahyoid, thyrohyoid membrane, lateral thyrohyoid ligament, quadrangular membrane, cricothyroid ligament complex, and posterior cricoarytenoid ligament.

FunctionEdit

The larynx helps in speech. The larynx moves air from the pharynx to the trachea. The epiglottis prevents food from entering the airway.