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Pharynx (Overview)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the trachea, larynx, and esophagus.


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What is the definition or description of: pharynx?

What is the definition or description of: pharynx?

Head/neck anatomy: It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the trachea, larynx, and esophagus. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Overview)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the trachea, larynx, and esophagus.


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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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I am trying to figure out what erythematous pharynx is and what are some illnesses that have this as a symptom?

I am trying to figure out what erythematous pharynx is and what are some illnesses that have this as a symptom?

Pharyngitis: Erythema means increased vascularity any given area, in your case it is pharynx. Increased vascularity usually happens wherever inflammation or infection as a response from the body to fight them. Most probably you have pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Why do I feel itchy sensation in my pharynx and the back of my tongue?

Why do I feel itchy sensation in my pharynx and the back of my tongue?

Could be several : Itchy sensation is a sign of infection. It could be strep throat, candidiasis, or a viral infection. The questions i would want to know is how long have you had the symptom? Are there any other symptoms? You should seek consultation with a dentist or an ear, nose, and throat doctor to get it evaluated and identified. ...Read more

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Does enlargement of the thyroid or lowering of the pharynx cause deepening of the voice?

Does enlargement of the thyroid or lowering of the pharynx cause deepening of the voice?

Usually not: How do you know you have thyroid enlargement? Have you discussed it with your doctor? Thyroid deficiency, which can occur with thyroid enlargement, can lead to changes in voice pitch. The most common cause of changes in pitch is puberty. ...Read more

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What region of the pharynx is closest to the larynx?

What region of the pharynx is closest to the larynx?

Hypopharynx: From top to bottom, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx. Larynx divided into supraglottic larynx, glottis, subglottis. ...Read more

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Difference between larynx and pharynx?

Difference between larynx and pharynx?

Adjacent structures: The two are adjacent anatomical structures. In simple terms, the larynx is the voice box and the pharynx is the throat passage. Of course this is a simplified description. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect your larynx or pharynx?

Can smoking affect your larynx or pharynx?

Yes: Can cause cancer (oral, tongue, throat , and lung), emphysema , stiffens arteries causing hypertension, leading to heart attacks, striokes and death. ...Read more

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What's the functional difference between larynx and pharynx?

What's the functional difference between larynx and pharynx?

Big difference: Larynx is lower in the pharynx and contains the vocal cords..These close during swallowing and open for breathing. ...Read more

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