Refers to the anatomical region that begins roughly at the base (back) of the tongue and goes down to the level of the upper part of the [intlink id=”584″ type=”post”]trachea/esophagus[/intlink] low in the neck. The laryngopharynx comprises an area in which both breathing and swallowing functions are shared. When one reaches the larynx/esophagus, separate and dedicated airway and foodway passages begin.

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