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Phonation
voice production
Lungs
air compressors
Diaphragm
A thick muscle at the base of the ribcage that expands during inhalation and relaxes during exhalation.
Trachea
The windpipe
Larynx
The voice box, where the vocal cords are housed
Pharynx
The back part of the throat, the muscle and membrane cavity of the alimentary canal leading from the mouth and nasal passages to the larynx and esophagus.
Esophagus
A 9” tube from throat to the stomach where the food goes down
Exhalation
The expelling of air from the lungs
Palate
The roof of the mouth
Vocal cords
Two folds of membrane located in the larynx which vibrate to produce sound.
Laryngitis
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the voice box, or larynx, usually accompanied by hoarseness, sore throat, and coughing.
Resonators
The pharynx, the nasal cavities, and mouth, which act as amplifiers to increase the sound of the voice
Respiration
Process by which an organism exchanges gases with its environment. When you inhale air rushes into the nose and throat and on to the lungs until the air pressure in the lungs equals the air pressure outside the body.
Vibration
Sound production is the stage of voice production called vibration. Air passing over the tightened vocal cords produces sound much like that made by a rubber band when you stretch it and blow vigorously across it.
Resonation
The amplification and enrichment of the voice.
Articulators
Body parts that shape sounds into consonants and vowels.