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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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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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I got hit in the throat, larynx area with the top of my laptop, it feels kinda weird, is is ok, will it heal itself?

I got hit in the throat, larynx area with the top of my laptop, it feels kinda weird, is is ok, will it heal itself?

Yes: It sounds like a superficial soft tissue injury and if your voice has not changed and there is no hematoma of the anterior neck skin, the weird feeling should gradually resolve in several weeks at the most. ...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