The function of the throat is more than just gulping and swallowing. To know more about the throat, make use of these diagrams of the throat that we have collected below in high definition and quality. As you have known, throat serves as an excellent transport system meant for moving air, fluids and any solids. It is the trachea inside the throat that receives oxygen pushing it into the lungs. One can feel the pulse of heart by gently pressing the throat. It begins at the back of your mouth and ends in the upper part of the stomach. Look at the first diagram of the throat below!
Based on anatomy, throat can be divided into 3 parts namely, the upper part, the middle part and the lower part called as nasopharynx, oropharynx and laryngopharynx respectively. From superior to inferior, the throat is subdivided into 3 sections: oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx. Together, the oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx function to sense and propel a food bolus from the mouth to the esophagus in a coordinated fashion while protecting the airway. More pictures are below.
As you can see in the diagram of the throat above, the throat comprises of air and food passageways lying behind the nasal cavity and mouth and in the neck. It consists (from the top to the bottom) of the pharynx, epiglottis, larynx (voice box with vocal cords) and the upper part of the esophagus and trachea.The pharynx is a muscular tube lying behind the nasal cavity and mouth, carrying air from the nose toward the larynx and food from the mouth toward the esophagus.
All the pictures are free and printable. One unlabeled version is available for you for evaluation. Find other anatomy diagrams in the other posts in this site. See ya!