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Posted by lae2 on December 05, 2014 at 12:14:25:

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1. The thyroid cartilage, but not the cricoid cartilage, is a continuous ring.
2. The superior cornu of the thyroid cartilage is an attachment for the thyrohyoid membrane.
3. The epiglottis has attachment to the exterior surface of the thyroid cartilage.
4. The cricoarytenoid joints adduct the false vocal folds.
5. The inferior free edge of the quadrangular membrane is the site of the false vocal fold.
6. The superior free edge of the cricothyroid membrane (conus elasticus) is the site of the false vocal fold.
7. A tuba player is more apt to elongate the ventricles of the larynx than is a piano player.
8. The posterior cricoarytenoid muscle is the sole abductor of the true focal folds.
9. Rotating the thyroid cartilage forward tenses the superior free edge of the conus elasticus.
10. The interarytenoid muscles adduct the posterior regions of the false vocal folds.
11. Approximation of the muscular processes of the arytenoid cartilages causes abduction of the vocal folds.
12. A failure to elevate to the larynx during swallowing carries the risk of aspiration.
13. The piriform recesses convey food toward the esophagus and the larynx conveys air toward the trachea.
14. Subglottic pressure paired with adducted false vocal folds is a component of the cough reflex.
15. Subglottic pressure paired with adducted true vocal folds is a component of phonation.
16. Pancoast tumor is instructive in demonstrating the symptoms associated with compressing structures of the vertebral triangle.


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