Dysphagia: Difficulty swallowing.
Dysphonia: Abnormal voice; a disorder of phonation; hoarseness.
Glottis: The larynx or vocal apparatus, particularly the vocal cords themselves.
Laryngectomy: Surgery to remove part or all of the larynx (voice box).
Laryngitis: Hoarse voice or the complete loss of the voice because of irritation to the vocal folds (vocal cords).
Laryngoplasty: A generic term for surgery of the laryngeal framework.
Larynx: The voice box, the glottis, the vocal apparatus.
Otolaryngologist: A physician specializing in problems of the ears, nose and throat. Also termed an otorhinolaryngologist.