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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 located at the bottom of the pharynx?

What is located at the bottom of the pharynx?

Pharynx: The cricopharyngeal sphincter (upper esophageal sphincter). Look in Wikipedia. Pharynx has three clinical, anatomical subdivisions. ...Read more

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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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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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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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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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 are the tests for pharynx cancer?

What are the tests for pharynx cancer?

Biopsy/histoath.: The patient will typically undergo a needle biopsy of this lesion, and when histopathologic information is available, a multidisciplinary discussion of the optimal treatment strategy will be undertaken. ...Read more

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