Closed larynx

Closed larynx

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This image is part of the sequence healthcare: vocal cords open and closed (alternate)
This image is part of the sequence healthcare: vocal cords open and closed (alternate)

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Caption: Closed larynx. Image 2 of 2. Endoscope view of a healthy larynx (voice box) showing closed vocal cords (grey, centre left). The vocal cords are responsible for the production of sound. When they are brought close together, as seen here, they vibrate and emit sounds as air expelled from the lungs passes through them. Altering the tension in the cords produces sounds of different pitch. These are modified by the tongue, palate and lips to produce speech. For a view of the larynx in the resting position, see image P496/012.

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Keywords: anatomy, closed, cords, endoscopy, endscope view, epiglottis, healthy, human body, internal, laryngeal, larynx, normal, phonating, phonation, physiology, sound production, speech, throat, vibrating, vibration, vocal cord, voice box

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