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Larynx (Definition)

The larynx is the organ that houses the vocal cords. This provides speech, and protects the airway from aspirating food. There are other functions also, such as allowing increased pressure for weight lifting by partially closing ...Read more


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Are there any larynx exercises I can do?

Are there any larynx exercises I can do?

Lots: Speech pathologists sometimes specialize in voice therapy, and are experts in exercises for the voice. These exercises can be very helpful for some people. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: larynx?

What is the definition or description of: larynx?

Voicebox: The larynx is the organ that houses the vocal cords. This provides speech, and protects the airway from aspirating food. There are other functions also, such as allowing increased pressure for weight lifting by partially closing the vocal cords, etc. ...Read more

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Where is the larynx located in neck?

Center, front: The larynx is the location of the voice and windpipe open and closure tissue. In males it is a prominent bump on the from of the middle of the neck. It is less prominent in females. Put your thumb and forefinger in the middle of the neck in a grasping position and hum and you will feel the vibration from the larynx. ...Read more

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I get excessive sticky white mucus build up in the larynx area, what condition(s) could this be ?

I get excessive sticky white mucus build up in the larynx area, what condition(s) could this be ?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) is a form of gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) that causes collection of mucous in the back of the throat and frequent need to clear one's throat. Seek an anti-reflux diet and try taking an acid-suppressive remedy. If symptoms persist see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my larynx/thyroid is getting bigger? I'm 23/f is it still healthy?

Could you tell me why my larynx/thyroid is getting bigger? I'm 23/f is it still healthy?

Thyroid Enlargement: Thyroid enlargement is called a goiter. It is often due to an iodine deficiency. Are you gaining weight? Are you extra tired? Does cold bother you? A goiter goes along with hypothyroidism. Has a doctor felt your thyroid to make sure you do not have nodules on your thyroid? I definitely recommend you see a good physician, have a physical exam, and get some laboratory tests. ...Read more

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My larynx/thyroid is getting bigger. I'm 23/f Could it still be healthy? Or is this serious?

My larynx/thyroid is getting bigger. I'm 23/f Could it still be healthy? Or is this serious?

Ask your doc: Hi. Your question doesn't really make sense. The larynx and thyroid are completely different things, so "larynx/thyroid getting bigger" is not meaningful. So why don't you see your doc, and see what exactly is getting bigger. Larynxs don't tend to get bigger, but thyroids certainly can. We can help you if we have to guess too much. Good luck. ...Read more