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 »

The main function of the throat is to act as a pathway for food that links the mouth, nose, esophagus and trachea. It plays a vital role in digestion and ensures that food enters the esophagus instead of the trachea. More »

The function of the laryngopharynx is to pass food and air. The laryngopharynx is part of the pharynx, which connects the mouth and nasal cavities with the esophagus. Its primary responsibility is to guide food and air t... More »

The upper half of the respiratory system consists of the nasal cavity, larynx and pharynx, while the lower half consists of the trachea, bronchi and lungs. The upper part of the system conducts gases, while the lower par... More »

The epiglottis is a flap that attaches to the larynx and protects the glottis, which contains the vocal cords. The epiglottis also contains some taste buds in addition to providing protection. More »

The anatomy of the upper airway consists of the pharynx and the nasal cavities, although some definitions also include the larynx and trachea. The pharynx is further divided into the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and laryngop... More » Science Human Anatomy

Anatomy and physiology course topics may include the human nervous system, muscle function, the endocrine system, the skeletal system and tissue functions, as indicated on the Harvard University website. Additional topic... More »