Throat Anatomy

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Title: Throat Anatomy
Description: Anatomy of the throat; drawing shows the pharynx, which includes the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx. Also shown are the adenoids, tonsils, larynx, esophagus, and trachea.

Anatomy of the throat. The throat is a hollow, muscular tube inside the neck that acts as a passageway for air to enter the lungs and for food and liquid to enter the esophagus. It contains many structures, including the adenoids, tonsils, pharynx (the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx), larynx, esophagus, and trachea.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Anatomy -- Respiratory/Thoracic System
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR813315
Date Created: July 31, 2023
Date Added: August 11, 2023
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow