The Anatomy and Physiology of the Mammalian Larynx

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 27, 1995 - Medical - 288 pages
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In this unique book, Sir Donald Harrison draws on his wide-ranging experience as a surgeon and comparative anatomist to produce an authoritative and detailed account of the anatomy and physiology of the mammalian larynx. His investigation of the larynx has involved the study of over 1200 specimens of mammalian larynges from around the world, as well as using data from his own clinical experiences. The comparative morphology of the larynx is discussed from a developmental and functional perspective, and the involvement of the larynx in respiration, locomotion and vocalization is highlighted. Throughout the book the relationship of structure to function is stressed, and the clinical relevance of features of the human larynx is emphasized.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Collection of specimens and data
19
General aspects of laryngeal morphology
30
Detailed morphology
48
42 Framework cartilages ligaments and related joints
56
43 Ventricle saccule and air sacs
87
44 Laryngeal mucous glands
106
45 Musculature
125
Laryngeal physiology
185
52 Locomotion
198
53 Vocalization
227
Evolutionary concepts
258
Appendices
266
2 Comparative study by species of the cricothyroid area
276
3 Comparative data for the glottic area and tracheal ring broken down by age and sex
278
4 Measurements of cricoarytenoid joint facets
282

46 Nerve supply
141
47 Vascular supply
170

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