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What is medical terminology for inflammation of both the pharynx and the larynx?

What is medical terminology for inflammation of both the pharynx and the larynx?

Laryngopharyngitis: Regardless of the cause, the terminology would be laryngopharyngitis. ...Read more

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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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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Why do I have a painful lump between my larynx & the bottom of my neck?

Why do I have a painful lump between my larynx & the bottom of my neck?

See Head & Neck doc.: There is a broad list of causes of neck masses. If off to the side this is likely a lymph node. They can be enlarged from 1) normal response to inflammation 2) lymph node cancer 3) regional cancer moved to lymph node 4) weird infections. If this has been present for more than a few weeks please see a doc experienced in head and neck disease. Usually a Plastic Surgeon or ENT. ...Read more

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Where is the larynx located in neck?

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 was oversinging the other day and the next day it felt like a fire breathing dragon at my pharync/larynx area. Did this alone cause this?

I was oversinging the other day and the next day it felt  like a fire breathing dragon at my pharync/larynx area.  Did this alone cause this?

As above : Straining the vocal cord can cause some horsiness and throat discomfort , if it does not get better see u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Feeling food particles in my larynx. since 2 day feel somthng stuk .2month neck ultrasound & laryngral scope normal.hav acid reflux.should i worry?

Feeling food particles in my larynx. since 2 day feel somthng stuk
.2month neck ultrasound & laryngral scope normal.hav  acid reflux.should i worry?

If progressive...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin may result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize LPR. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

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 ...Read more