larynx


  • Epiglottis - courtesy of Harbor Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland MD ... The epiglottis is usually upright at rest allowing air to pass into the larynx and lungs. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The job of the epiglottis is to cover the glottis, the opening of the larynx, during swallowing so that food does not enter. (reference.com)
  • The epiglottis is a flap that attaches to the larynx and protects the glottis, which contains the vocal cords. (reference.com)
  • The epiglottis flap normally rests in a slightly upright position above the larynx, or voice box. (reference.com)
  • The epiglottis temporarily folds over the larynx opening as food or beverages enter the throat, protecting the trachea and lungs, MedlinePlus states. (reference.com)

trachea


  • The epiglottis covers the glottis during swallowing so that food and liquid do not enter the glottis and the trachea. (reference.com)
  • When you swallow, a piece of cartilage called the epiglottis closes off the trachea, or windpipe, to prevent food from obstructing your airway, according to About.com. (reference.com)

cartilage


  • A bifid epiglottis will often result in severe respiratory distress secondary to laxity of the cartilage and chronic aspirations, which may require surgical intervention. (biomedsearch.com)
  • What type of cartilage forms the epiglottis? (reference.com)
  • The epiglottis is composed primarily of elastic cartilage, according to Florida State University's Molecular Expressions. (reference.com)
  • The epiglottis is a small flap of cartilage attached to the end of the tongue which closes during swallowing. (verywell.com)
  • The uvula is the dangling appendage visible at the back of the throat and the epiglottis is a cartilage flap within the throat. (reference.com)

flap


  • According to MedlinePlus, the epiglottis is a flap of skin that prevents food and drink from going down the windpipe and into the lungs. (reference.com)

airway


  • Epiglottitis is an infection of the epiglottis , which can lead to severe airway obstruction. (bio-medicine.org)

Epiglottitis


  • Epiglottitis is an infection of the epiglottis and surrounding tissue. (verywell.com)
  • Diagnosis of epiglottitis is made based on the patient's presentation of symptoms, visualization of the epiglottis and cultures of the blood or surface of the epiglottis to identify the causative microbe. (verywell.com)

organ


  • Organ Epiglottis including diseases and disorders affecting the Epiglottis organ or body system. (bio-medicine.org)

severe


  • Because of the location of the epiglottis, infection, and subsequent inflammation causes severe breathing problems. (verywell.com)

swallow


  • Without the epiglottis , we would not be able to swallow without drowning in whatever we're drinking. (bio-medicine.org)

throat


  • This may cause the throat structures to push the epiglottis backward. (bio-medicine.org)

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food


taste


Encyclopedia


  • Encyclopedia article about epiglottis . (bio-medicine.org)
  • Information about epiglottis in the Columbia Encyclopedia, Computer Desktop Encyclopedia, computing dictionary. (bio-medicine.org)

surface


  • There was no spread of the disease at any surface of the epiglottis . (bio-medicine.org)

medical


  • Today's Medical PowerPoint template is Epiglottis 03 - download here . (medicineppt.com)