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What is the definition or description of: vocal cord problems?

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Dr. Murray Grossan
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hoarseness: Normally the voice is clear and easily understood. If vocal cords no longer move correctly, the voice quality and sound change. If the vocal cords are impeded by thick mucus or dryness, this will alter the sound of the voice too. It is a vocal cord problem when voice is altered by vocal cord alterations.

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What is the definition or description of: vocal cord?

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Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Vocal cord defined: The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed on a clarinet. www.mainlineent.com.
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Whom do you see for vocal cord problems?

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Dr. Allison Greco
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General Practice 9 years experience
ENT!: Depending on your insurance, you will need to see your primary doctor for a referral, but otherwise you can make an appointment with an otolarygologist (ENT) specialist.

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