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1. The "Adam's apple" that is seen predominantly on the neck of males is called the laryngeal prominence. Which cartilage of the larynx is it a part of?
2. The larynx has an important role in both breathing and vocalizing. For vocalizing, must it be open or closed?
3. What is the name of the space between the vocal cords?
4. Which muscle's contraction brings the vocal cords and the cartilages which attach them closer together?
5. The epiglottis in man is relatively large compared to other animals.
6. Why do males have deeper voices than females in general?
7. Most laryngeal muscles are supplied by the recurrent laryngeal nerve, except for the cricothyroid muscle, which is supplied by the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve. Which cranial nerve do these nerves branch from?
8. Which of these is a condition mostly seen in female smokers and is a fluid-filled swelling of one or both vocal cords?
9. Vocal fold nodules are lumps of tissue growing on the vocal cords. Which of these professions would be least prone to this disorder?
10. This disorder of the larynx is caused by old age. It involves thinning (atrophy) of the muscles and tissues of the larynx and results in hoarseness and a weak voice. Which of these is it?
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