Upper Respiratory System
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these are the openings at the rear of the nasal cavity which open into the nasopharynx.
Pharyngeal opening of auditory tube
Opening which connects the pharynx with structures within the ear.
a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
one of a pair of almond-shaped masses of lymphatic tissue in the oropharynx
a flap of cartilage at the root of the tongue, which is depressed during swallowing to cover the opening of the larynx.
Space between the vocal folds. Opening to the larynx
a large membranous tube reinforced by rings of cartilage, extending from the larynx to the bronchial tubes and conveying air to and from the lungs; the windpipe.
the ring-shaped structure that forms the lower portion of the larynx
A firm prominence of cartilage that forms the upper part of the larynx; the Adam's apple.
U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue, its muscles and the cartilages of the larynx.
roof of the mouth
two openings of the nose; aka nostrils
Ridges within the nasal cavity which cause turbulence in ventilated air. Increases conditioning of air.
cavity within the frontal bone
hollow space behind the nose. Air is moistened, filtered, and warmed. Olfactory receptors are also housed here.
A muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
the third division of the pharynx, is shared by both the respiratory and digestive systems
the area directly posterior to the mouth
voice box; passageway for air moving from pharynx to trachea; contains vocal folds
region of the pharynx at the back of the nose and above the soft palate