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Encyclopedia > Glossoepiglottic folds
Glossoepiglottic folds
Sagittal section of the larynx and upper part of the trachea.
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The Glossoepiglottic folds are the anterior or lingual surface of the epiglottis is curved forward, and covered on its upper, free part by mucous membrane which is reflected on to the sides and root of the tongue, forming a median and two lateral glossoepiglottic folds; the lateral folds are partly attached to the wall of the pharynx. Image File history File links Gray953. ... The pharynx (plural pharynx), or voicebox, is an organ in the neck of mammals involved in protection of the trachea and sound production. ... Trachea (IPA: ) is a common biological term for an airway through which respiratory gas transport takes place in organisms. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... In biology, an organ is a group of tissues which perform some function. ... Embryology is the branch of developmental biology that studies embryos and their development. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... A cross-section view of the human throat. ... The mucous membranes (or mucosae; singular: mucosa) are linings of ectodermic origin, covered in epithelium, and are involved in absorption and secretion. ... Many animals have longer and more flexible tongues than humans. ... Pharynx is the part of the neck and throat just behind the mouth and nose. ...


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Human Anatomy - Lab 31 Step 16 (148 words)
The anterior lateral mucosa fold is the palatoglossal fold; the posterior lateral mucosa fold is the palatopharyngeal fold [probe] (Figure 31.4).
The palatine tonsil [cross-section] is located between the folds and rests in the tonsilar fossa [probe].
The vallecula is a depression between the base of the tongue and the anterior surface of the epiglottis.
XI. Splanchnology. 1a. The Larynx. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body. (4530 words)
Conversely in extreme abduction of the vocal folds, as in forced inspiration, the arytenoids and their vocal processes are rotated lateralward, and the intercartilaginous part is triangular in shape but with its apex directed backward.
The Cricothyreoidei produce tension and elongation of the vocal folds by drawing up the arch of the cricoid cartilage and tilting back the upper border of its lamina; the distance between the vocal processes and the angle of the thyroid is thus increased, and the folds are consequently elongated.
But, owing to the connection of the deeper portion with the vocal fold, this part, if acting separately, is supposed to modify its elasticity and tension, while the lateral portion rotates the arytenoid cartilage inward, and thus narrows the rima glottidis by bringing the two vocal folds together.
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