The larynx viewed from its pharyngeal opening. The back wall of the pharynx has been divided and its edges (11) turned aside. Labels 1, body of hyoid; 2, its small, and 3, its great, horns; 4, upper and lower horns of thyroid cartilages; 5, mucous membrane of front of pharynx, covering the back of the cricoid cartilage; 6, upper end of gullet; 7, windpipe, lying in front of the gullet; 8, eminence caused by cartilage of Santorini; 9, eminence caused by cartilage of Wrisberg; both lie in, 10, the artytenoepiglottic fold of mucous membrane, surrounding the opening (aditus laryngis) from pharynx to larynx; a, projecting tip of epiglottis; c, the glottis, the lines leading from the latter point to the free vibratory edges of the vocal cords; b’, the ventricles of the larynx; their upper edges, marking them off from the eminences b, are the false vocal cords.
GalleriesHuman Upper Respiratory System
Martin, H. Newell & Martin, Ernest G. The Human Body: An Account of Its Structure and Activities and the Conditions of its Healthy Working (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1917) 548