vocal folds

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vocal folds

Etymology: L, vocalis + AS, fealdan
the true vocal cords.

vocal folds

The true vocal cords; the inferior pair of folds within the larynx; each contains a vocal ligament. They form the edges of the rima glottidis and are involved in the production of sound.
Synonym: vocal cords, true

Patient discussion about vocal folds

Q. How can I fix my vocal cords? Please I am in need of desperate help.

A. rest, which means no talking,

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After the false-positive FDG-PET/CT, laryngoscopy showed normal vocal folds.
Although there is one description of dyspnea due to a unilateral vocal fold paralysis published (Laccourreye et al.
Casper, discusses the impact of vocal fold paralysis from several aspects: physical, emotional, social and vocational.
An operation that cuts one of the nerves of the vocal folds (the recurrent laryngeal nerve) has improved the voice of many for several months to several years but the improvement is often temporary.
When at rest, the vocal folds are open to allow an individual to breathe.
Cellular-based approaches using tissue engineering and regenerative medicine techniques like Fibrocell's autologous fibroblasts are promising for the treatment of vocal scars because patients' own cells are made to work to re-create the extracellular matrix of the LP layer, potentially reestablishing normal mucosal pliability of the vocal folds.
The researchers also saw some interesting "nonlinear phenomena" in the way the elephant vocal folds vibrated.
The new study's key finding is that lions and tigers can roar loudly and deeply because their vocal folds have a flat, square shape and can withstand strong stretching and shearing.
Patients received treatment with Radiesse for two types of voice disorders: paralysis of the vocal folds in which one of the vocal cords doesn't move to meet the middle opening between the two vocal folds; and glottal incompetence in which the two vocal cords move but are thin and weak and don't meet together to close the middle opening completely (usually due to muscle damage or muscle loss associated with aging).
Instead, the researchers speculate that the fat gives the vocal folds their square shape (as opposed to the more traditional triangular vocal folds found in most species), and may cushion the vocal folds and provide repair material when they are damaged.
Even the mildest abnormality of the vocal folds can lead to hoarseness.