epiglottis

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a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing

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MR evaluation of epiglottic disruption.AJNR Am J Neuroradiol.
She experienced respiratory distress, was found to have epiglottic swelling on radiography, and underwent emergency endoscopy.
The C-Trach epiglottic elevator bar pushed the epiglottis upwards.
Epiglottic tuberculosis: differential diagnosis and treatment.
The role LPR plays can be obfuscated by the presence of supraglottic edema or erythema, glottic abnormalities, epiglottic malformations, and lingual tonsillar hypertrophy, among other factors.
A gurgling or choking sound could be due to epiglottic entrapment, a partial obstruction of the larynx.
Experimentally, the respiratory arousal threshold is measured as the nadir oesophageal pressure (or minimum epiglottic pressure which is similar to oesophageal during airway occlusion) generated on the breath preceding arousal from a respiratory event or perturbation (106).
agenesis or nephrosclerosis, hiatus hernia, facial dysmorphia, and epiglottic hypoplasia.
Seventy percent of patients who aspirated had a delayed epiglottic inversion to protect the airway, and 30% of aspirators had an abnormal epiglottic movement pattern.
The presence of an endotracheal tube allows for the direct entry of bacteria into the lower respiratory tract, preventing the normal hose defenses which include filtration and humidification of air in the upper airway, epiglottic and cough reflexes, and ciliary transport action (Kunis & Puntillo, 2003).
Epiglottic histoplasmosis presenting in a nonendemic region: a clinical mimic of laryngeal carcinoma.
Part 3 ("Physiology") concerns the principal phenomena involved in the generation of vocal sound; topics covered are the adduction of the arytenoids, tension of the vocal ligaments, progressive posterior occlusion of the glottis, chest register, falsetto register, increase and decrease in volume, the vibrating surface of the cord, movement of the vestibule of the glottis, the s uperior thyroarytenoid ligaments, the ventricles of Morgagni, and epiglottic action.