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15 Cards in this Set

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Which bones contain nasal sinuses?
sphenoid, ethmoid, maxilla
What membrane lines the nose?
ciliated mucous membrane
What is the function of the nose?
warms, moistens, and filters air coming in, organ of smell
what are the three regions of the pharynx?
nasopharynx, oropharynx, laryngopharynx
What part of the pharynx is the nasopharnx?
behind the nasal cavity and extends posterior nares to the level of the soft palatte
What part of the pharynx is the oropharynx?
soft palatte level to the hyoid bone
What part of the pharynx is the laryngopharynx?
hyoid bone to the opening of the esophagus
What is the eustachian tube?
auditory tube between the nasopharynx and the middle ear
What are the three sets of tonsils?
pharyngeal, palatine, linguinal
What is the function of the pharynx?
common passageway for respiratory and digestive system, phonation for speech
Where is the larynx located?
between cervical vertebrae 3-6
Where is the thyroid gland located?
outside front of the larynx
What composes the larynx?
9 pieces of cartilage held together by ligaments and ciliated mucous membrane
What two folds are formed by the mucous membrane of the larynx?
vestibular and true vocal chords
What is the function of the true vocal chords?
vibrate to produce sound