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The function of the nasal conchae is to....
create turbulence in the air so as to trap small particulates in mucus
The portion of the nasal cavity contained within the flexible tissues of the external nose is the...
vestibule
The portion of the pharynx that receives both air and food is the...
oropharynx
The common passageway shared by the respiratory and digestive systems is the...
pharynx
The openings of the auditory tubes are located in the...
nasopharynx
The palatine tonsils lie in the walls of the...
oropharynx
The_________ is lined by squamous epithelium.
laryngopharynx
The larynx is composed of _____ cartilages.
nine
Articulating cartilages are bound to each other by...
intrinsic ligaments
The glottis is the opening...
to the larynx
The vocal folds are located in the...
larynx
The elastic cartilage that shields the opening to the larynx during swallowing is the...
epiglottic
The cartilage that makes up most of the anterior and lateral surface of the larynx is the________.
thyroid
The cartilage that serves as a base for the larynx is the ______ cartilage.
cricoid
The cartilage that articulates with the superior border of the enlarged portion of the cricoid cartilage is the______ cartilage.
arytenoid
The cartilage that articulates with the arytenoid cartilage is the______cartilage.
corniculate
The cartilage that lies in a fold of tissue that extends between the lateral aspect of the arytenoid cartilage and the epiglottis is the_____cartilage.
cuneiform
The thyroid cartilage is attached to the hyoid bone by...
extrinsic ligaments
The pair of superior ligaments in the larynx that are covered by epithelium and help close the glottis are...
vestibular folds.
The vocal folds are covered by epithelium and function in sound production. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE