MUSCLES OF VOCAL CORDS AND LARYNX

• Damage to external laryngeal nerve causes weakness of phonation due to loss of tightening effect of the cricothyroid on the vocal cord.

• The internal laryngeal nerve supplies the mucous membrane above the level of vocal folds whereas the recurrent laryngeal nerve supplies the mucous memberane below the level of vocal folds.

• In adult male, the larynx lies in front of 3rd,4th,5th and 6th cervical vertebrae, but in children and in adult female it lies at the higher level.

Source: Dental Pulse Multiple Choice Questions Textbook for NEET by Satheesh Kumar Reddy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s