The oropharynx accepts air from the nasopharynx and passes it to the laryngeal pharynx. It also accepts food from the mouth and passes it to the esophagus. The oropharynx resides below the soft palate and above the epigl... More »

The thyroid gland is located in the neck. It is wrapped around the front of the windpipe, just below the Adam's apple. It is often described as butterfly-shaped because it is made up of two wing-like lobes and a small co... More » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones

Bronchitis constricts and inflames the bronchial tubes, reducing airflow between the lungs and the trachea, or windpipe, according to Nemours. Tissue lining the bronchial tubes becomes irritated and overproduces mucus, m... More »

The nasopharynx, the upper area of the throat behind the nose, is the space above the soft part of the roof of the mouth that allows the passage of air from the nose to the throat, according to Healthline. The nasopharyn... More »

The pharynx, or throat, serves as a passageway for both air and food. In humans, the pharynx is a cone-shaped hollow tube about 5 inches long. More » Science Human Anatomy

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 »

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 »