Visit this page to learn about the anatomy of throat, with the printable throat diagrams available in HD. In this gallery we present visualisations of the anatomy of throat. The main function of the throat is to swallow and gulp anything placed inside the mouth. Advance your studies of the throat with anatomical models, provided in the following diagrams of throat below.
The printable throat diagrams above shows you that 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. It works with the mouth, ears and nose, as well as a number of other parts of the body. Its pharynx is connected to the mouth, allowing speech to occur, and food and liquid to pass down the throat. It is joined to the nose by the nasopharynx at the top of the throat, and to ear by its Eustachian tube. The following throat diagrams show you nose, mouth along with the throat anatomy.
The throat’s trachea carries inhaled air to the bronchi of the lungs. The esophagus carries food through the throat to the stomach. Adenoids and tonsils help prevent infection and are composed of lymph tissue. The larynx contains vocal cords, the epiglottis (preventing food/liquid inhalation), and an area known as the subglottic larynx—the narrowest section of the upper part of the throat. In the larynx, the vocal cords consist of two membranes that act according to the pressure of the air.
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