The larynx has three functions. It serves as a passageway for air, a valve to close
air passages during swallowing, and as a:
b. Voice box.
d. Vertebral structure.
34. The production of vocal sound in the larynx is by the vocal cords that are folds
containing a blend of mucous membrane and _______________ tissue.
When we speak, we use the breathing muscles, the vocal cords, and:
a. The lips.
b. The tongue.
The soft palate.
d. All of the above.
36. Damage to or paralysis of the laryngeal nerves will cause an emergency in which
a/an ____________________ will probably be necessary.
a. Oxygen tent.
d. Blood transfusion.