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epiglottis

(ĕp'əglŏt`ĭs): see larynxlarynx
, organ of voice in mammals. Commonly known as the voice box, the larynx is a tubular chamber about 2 in. (5 cm) high, consisting of walls of cartilage bound by ligaments and membranes, and moved by muscles. The human larynx extends from the trachea, or windpipe.
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epiglottis

[‚ep·ə′gläd·əs]
(anatomy)
A flap of elastic cartilage covered by mucous membrane that protects the glottis during swallowing.

epiglottis

a thin cartilaginous flap that covers the entrance to the larynx during swallowing, preventing food from entering the trachea
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Dorsal displacement of the soft palate and epiglottic entrapment: Diagnosis, management, and interrelationship.
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Findings of a recent study suggested that reduced tongue base retraction impairs epiglottic inversion, which acts as an element of airway protection.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a smooth-surfaced lesion that was isointense with muscle tissue and that extended to the epiglottic level at the hypopharynx in the right side (Figure 2).
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The internal branch of the SLN (IBSLN) supplies sensation to the lower pharynx, supraglottic larynx, and base of tongue and supplies special visceral afferents to epiglottic taste receptors.
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They represent the oro-velar opening (OOT), velo-pharyngeal closure (VCT), glottal closure (GCT), epiglottic retroflexion (ERT), and esophageal opening (EOT).
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Anteriorly, it extended up to the epiglottic base in the parapharyngeal space.
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* MTP III, also a supraglottic muscle tension, is characterized by an anteroposterior shortening of the distance between the epiglottic petiole and the arytenoid muscles secondary to contraction of the larynx during phonation.