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What is the lumen of the larynx?

The Cavity or Lumen of the Larynx
The cavity of the larynx is lined by mucous membrane (mucosa) that sweeps around the inner surface and is raised into a number of folds. In man there are three, the aryepiglottic folds, the vocal folds and the vestibular folds.

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In this regard, what are the larynx?

The larynx, which includes your vocal cords, is another name for the voice box. It's a tube about 2 inches (5cm) long in adults. It sits above the windpipe (trachea) in the neck and in front of the food pipe. The food pipe in the upper part of the neck is called the pharynx.

Furthermore, what is the main function of the larynx? ŋks/), commonly called the voice box, is an organ in the top of the neck involved in breathing, producing sound and protecting the trachea against food aspiration. The larynx houses the vocal folds, and manipulates pitch and volume, which is essential for phonation.

what is inferior to the larynx?

The superior-most region of the larynx is the epiglottis that is attached to the hyoid bone connected to the inferior part of the pharynx. The inferior aspect of the larynx connects to the superior region of the trachea.

What color is the larynx?

The Epiglottis (cartilago epiglottica) is a thin lamella of fibrocartilage of a yellowish color, shaped like a leaf, and projecting obliquely upward behind the root of the tongue, in front of the entrance to the larynx.

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