Definition of Pharynx:

A hollow tube about five inches long that starts behind the nose and goes down to the neck to become part of the esophagus (the tube that goes to the stomach).

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...the condition
“...Involvement of the striated muscle of the pharynx and upper portion of the esophagus leads to dysphagia and regurgitation...”

Gag Reflex

...related topic
“A normal reflex action caused by contraction of pharynx muscles when the back of the throat is touched...”
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Hookworm Infection

...the condition
“...Proteolytic enzymes from the dorsal pharyngeal gland are released into the buccal cavity which aid in digestion...”

Laryngeal Cancer

...the condition
“...Air passes through the pharynx and then the larynx on the way to the windpipe (trachea) and into the lungs...”


...related topic
“The short passageway shaped like a triangle that is just below the pharynx in the neck.”
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Oropharyngeal Cancer

...the condition
“...The oropharynx is the middle part of the pharynx, which is the hollow tube about 5 inches long that starts behind the nose and ends where the windpipe and esophagus begin...”


...related topic
“Inflammation of the pharynx, either from irritation or infection...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“...During the tertiary (late) syphilis irreversible destructive lesions occur (lesions of hard and soft palate, palatine arches, tongue, pharynx with formation of punctures, bone and periosteal inflammations, osteomielitis, hydroarthrosis and osteoarthrosis, lesions of nervous system, heart and other organs).”

Stiff Man Syndrome

...the condition
“...However, facial and pharyngeal muscles may be affected markedly...”
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