Last Updated on Jul 08, 2016

Glossary

Larynx: The voice box, the glottis, the vocal apparatus.

Laryngitis: An inflammation of the larynx (voice box) usually caused by infection and resulting in hoarseness.

Hoarseness: Interference of the normal working of the vocal cords in the larynx (voice box) resulting in a rough, husky, or croaking voice.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Food or liquid regurgitating from the stomach into the food pipe.

Epiglottis: The flap that covers the trachea during swallowing so that food does not enter the lungs.

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