Larynx

Illustration of The larynx

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The larynx is just above the windpipe (trachea). The two vocal cords in the larynx are covered with a mucous membrane. When air passes through the vocal cords, they vibrate and produce sound.

Last Updated: June 8, 2009

Author: Monica Rhodes

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine

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