Noun(1) a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
(1) The epiglottis is a flap of muscular tissue that closes off the entry to your voice box when you swallow.(2) It distends to accommodate any material that passes through the epiglottis , and it is the most muscular portion of the alimentary tract.(3) The epiglottis and tumours arising from it are composed of fibroelastic cartilage.(4) Proceed with the curved blade into the vallecula or straight over the epiglottis with the straight blade.(5) An alternative technique, as used in adults, is to insert the tip of the blade into the vallecula at the base of the epiglottis (further than shown in the diagram), which lifts the epiglottis to reveal the vocal cords beneath.(6) The instrument is introduced orally and advanced to the epiglottis , where it is rotated 90 degrees to pass the vocal cords and enter the trachea.(7) The opening for air through the larynx is known as the glottis, and the epiglottis , below and behind the tongue, plays a necessary part in closing off the glottis during swallowing.(8) In some cases, such as when the swollen epiglottis blocks the windpipe, a tracheostomy may be performed.(9) It is particularly important to understand the relationship of the following structures: the epiglottis , arytenoid cartilage, aryepiglottic folds, and cricoid cartilage.(10) Cultures of the epiglottis and throat should also be taken in the operating room.(11) His disease was more widespread with most of his airway affected from the base of the epiglottis to the entrance of the right main bronchus.(12) In a prospective study of 100 adults without a history of known throat diseases or surgery, the epiglottis was successfully visualised in all participants.(13) The vocal folds move to the midline, and the epiglottis folds backward to protect the airway.(14) Here, the airway obstruction originated from an area of acute inflammation of the tongue base opposite, but not involving, the epiglottis .(15) The epiglottis is moved over the laryngeal inlet.(16) Speech requires flexibility of the upper airway, including laryngeal and hyoid mobility and separation of the hard palate from the epiglottis .
(1) epiglottis :: epiglottis
1. uvula ::
2. epiglottis ::
Different Formsepiglottis, epiglottises
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