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The three main functions of the larynx are swallowing, talking and breathing. It is usually 2 inches long, and is a member of the respiratory system, being situated between the trachea and pharynx. More »

According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, the primary functions of gonads in men and women are to secret hormones and to produce sperm and ova. In men, the gonads are the testes, and in women, the gonads a... More »

The function of the pharynx is to transfer food from the mouth to the esophagus and to warm, moisten and filter air before it moves into the trachea. The pharynx is a part of both the digestive and respiratory systems. More »

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