Studying the anatomy of the throat is important since it is responsible for performing a large number of functions, namely the swallowing, speaking and breathing. The throat is one of the most complex parts of the human body. Therefore, you’ll need a diagram of the throat to understand the anatomy and the parts of the throat thoroughly. Provided below is a set of throat diagram for you to download and print!
The diagram of the throat above divides the pharynx into three parts: the nasopharynx, the oropharynx and the laryngopharynx. It starts all the way from the pharynx and extends to the upper end of the esophagus. Immediately following the pharynx are the larynx, epiglottis, larynx and the esophagus. Throat functions to prevent the accumulation of saliva and help in the process of digestion. In the anatomy diagram below you will see the main parts of the throat anatomy: adenoids, tonsils, uvula, epiglottis, pharynx, larynx, trachea, vocal cords.
The throat (pharynx and larynx) is a ring-like muscular tube that acts as the passageway for air, food, and liquid. The larynx is located above the trachea and is also known as the voice box. It is made up of cartilage and soft tissues. The pharynx is located at the top of the air passage in the posterior part of the nasal passages and the mouth. Starting from there, it runs all the way down to the beginning of the esophagus. We also give you a diagram which shows you the neck muscles below.
The neck muscles are responsible for the gross motor movement in the muscular system of the head and neck. You can use these diagrams for your teaching or studying session, or you can share them on the social network!