Accession Number : ADA270208


Title :   Movement of the Epiglottis in Mammals


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Larson, James E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a270208.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The spatial positioning of the human larynx and epiglottis relative to the pharynx is uniquely different from that found in other mammals. However, it has not been clearly established whether these anatomical differences reflect functional differences. The epiglottis of the adult human moves downward during swallowing movements (Mosher, 1927; Welin, 1939; Johnstone, 1942; Saunders et al., 1951; Rushmer and henderson, 1951; Fink, 1956; Ardran and Kemp, 1967), presumably to protect the airway, but such an action has been disputed in human infants and other mammals.


Descriptors :   *LARYNX , *THROAT , MAMMALS , HUMANS , AGING(PHYSIOLOGY) , THESES , ANATOMY , PATIENTS , RESPIRATION , IN VIVO ANALYSIS , ADULTS


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE