vocal folds


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vocal folds

pl n
(Anatomy) See vocal cords

vo′cal cords`



n.pl.
either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane stretched across the larynx, the lower pair of which produces sound or voice as it is made to vibrate by the passage of air from the lungs.
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The supraglottis includes the area above the true vocal folds from the epiglottis to the ventricle.
a primary form that belongs to the category of functional voice disorders, in which patients experience dysphonia in the absence of any organic disease affecting the vocal folds or larynx (1,3); and
The paralyzed vocal fold is not only significantly lateralized, but a considerable vertical gap exists between the two vocal folds.
We have discovered that koalas possess an extra pair of vocal folds that are located outside the larynx, where the oral and nasal cavities connect," says Benjamin Charlton of the University of Sussex.
Otolaryngologists, voice specialists, surgeons, speech-language pathologists, and others from the US, Europe, and Asia use cases and color photos and b&w drawings to illustrate normal vocal folds, imaging and evaluation techniques, congenital and idiopathic conditions, inflammation, infections, trauma, vascular problems, masses and lesions, impaired vocal fold mobility, neoplasms, and complications.
The larynx, which is located in the throat, contains two vocal folds (also known as vocal cords).
Organic pathology (nodules, hypertrophy, edema, fissures, asymmetry of vocal folds during phonation, etc.
2006) Airway resistance and airflow dynamics after fat injection into vocal folds.
They have organized the 119 cases into diagnostic groupings covering normal vocal folds, mucosal abnormalities, vascular abnormalities and related conditions, benign lesions, unusual laryngeal manifestations of systemic disease, papillomatosis, leukoplakia and karatosis, carcinoma, vocal fold trauma, and impaired vocal fold mobility.
The larynx is composed of cartilages, muscles, nerves, and the vocal folds.
The open-label, multicenter study included 108 patients with unilateral vocal cord paralysis or glottal incompetence with mobile vocal folds.
When nerves in the larynx detect the presence of fluid near the vocal cords, the vocal folds spasm to prevent it from entering the lungs.