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throat

1. 
a. that part of the alimentary and respiratory tracts extending from the back of the mouth (nasopharynx) to just below the larynx
b. the front part of the neck
2. Botany the gaping part of a tubular corolla or perianth
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Throat

The region that includes the pharynx, the larynx, and related structures. Both the nasal passages and the oral cavity open into the pharynx, which also contains the openings of the Eustachian tubes from the ears. The lower portion of the pharynx leads into the esophagus and the trachea or windpipe. The rather funnel-shaped pharynx is suspended from the base of the skull and the jaws; it is surrounded by three constrictor muscles that function primarily in swallowing. See Ear, Pharynx

The larynx, or voice box, is marked externally by the shield-shaped thyroid cartilage which forms the Adam's apple. The larynx contains the vocal cords that act as sphincters for air regulation and permit phonation. The lower end of the larynx is continuous with the trachea, a tube composed of cartilaginous rings and supporting tissues. See Larynx

The term throat is also used in a general sense to denote the front (ventral side) of the neck.

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Throat

A groove which is cut along the underside of a member, such as a stringcourse or coping on a wall, to prevent water from running back toward the wall.
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What does it mean when you dream about your throat?

Dreaming about a constriction of the throat or hoarseness may mean the dreamer cannot easily or fully express ideas or feelings.

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throat

[thrōt]
(anatomy)
The region of the vertebrate body that includes the pharynx, the larynx, and related structures.
(botany)
The upper, spreading part of the tube of a gamopetalous calyx or corolla.
(design engineering)
The narrowest portion of a constricted duct, as in a diffuser or a venturi tube; specifically, a nozzle throat.
(engineering)
The smaller end of a horn or tapered waveguide.
The area in a fireplace that forms the passageway from the firebox to the smoke chamber.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cavetto, gorge, hollow, throat, trochilus

examples of a cavetto
A hollow member or round concave molding containing at least the quadrant of a circle, used in cornices and between the tori of bases, etc. Erroneously called scotia, which has a noncircular curvature.

throat

1. A groove that is cut along the underside of a projecting member (for example, under a belt course) to prevent rainwater from running back across it toward the wall; also called a drip molding.
2. Same as chimney throat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

throat

The narrowest portion of a constricted duct, as in a diffuser, a venturi tube, etc. Specifically, a nozzle throat. See nozzle throat.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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Recently, He Tian, Yi Yang, Tian-Ling Ren, and colleagues developed a prototype artificial throat but because the device needed to be taped to the skin, it wasn't comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time.
"Most sore throats can be treated at home with medicines you have in your medicines cupboard, and won't need advice from a healthcare professional.
It may sound strange to use hot sauce to relieve a fiery throat, but this condiment has actually been proven to provide relief for sore throats.
It is estimated there are around 180,000 GP consultations for sore throats in Wales each year.
Comparing to the curve that was centrifuged, the decrease of amplitude in the right, which has long [T.sub.2] and results from pores mainly, shows that most movable water came from the pores, and the left of the curve changed slightly, which shows that the throats held water firmly (Figure 6).
And because it is impossible to tell at home if a sore throat is caused by strep, many people with sore throats visit their physicians, and research suggests that potentially up to 75% of adult patients receive antibiotic treatment for what ultimately turns out to be nonbacterial in origin.
Georg Menges and a group of associates at the IKV at Aachen University published guidelines on using grooved feed throats. While they mostly still apply, new designs have emerged, particularly at the point where the polymer enters the screw, along with varying the shapes of the grooves to accommodate a broader range of polymer particles.
Almost all other sore throats are caused by viruses.
Though most sore throats are caused by viruses, some are caused by one specific bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes or 'group A strep." That's the "strep" that gives its name to "strep throat." So strep throat isn't just a more-severe sore throat, it's a specific kind of sore throat with a specific bacterial cause.
Summary: A sore throat is one of the most common conditions seen by a family general practitioner.
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The company, which includes such high-profile brands as Clearasil, Mucinex and Lysol, is adding Delsym Cough Relief Plus lozenges to its Delsym line of cough medicines, expanding its Cepacol line of throat lozenges with Cepacol Sensations, and extending the Mucinex line with Maximum Strength Mucinex Fast-Max caplets.