Adam's apple


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prominence

 [prom´ĭ-nens]
a protrusion or projection.
frontonasal prominence an expansive facial process in the embryo that develops into the forehead and bridge of the nose; called also frontonasal process.
laryngeal prominence a subcutaneous prominence at the front of the throat produced by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx; popularly known as Adam's apple.
mandibular prominence the ventral prominence formed by bifurcation of the first branchial arch (mandibular arch) in the embryo, which unites ventrally with its fellow to form the lower jaw; called also mandibular process.
maxillary prominence the dorsal process formed by bifurcation of the first branchial arch (mandibular arch) in the embryo, which joins with the ipsilateral median nasal process in the formation of the upper jaw. Called also maxillary process.

la·ryn·ge·al prom·i·nence

[TA]
the projection on the anterior portion of the neck formed by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx; serves as an external indication of the level of the fifth cervical vertebra.

Adam's apple

(ăd′əmz)
n.
The slight projection at the front of the throat formed by the largest cartilage of the larynx, usually more prominent in men than in women.

Ad·am's ap·ple

(ad'ămz ap'ĕl)
Colloquial name for the laryngeal prominence formed by the ventral edges of the thyroid cartilage.

Adam's apple

The popular name for the voice box (LARYNX) at the upper end of the windpipe (TRACHEA). The larynx is larger and more protuberant in men than in women and contains longer vocal cords, which is why men have deeper voices than women.

Adam,

first man, according to the Bible.
Adam's apple - Synonym(s): laryngeal prominence

la·ryn·ge·al prom·i·nence

(lă-rin'jē-ăl prom'i-nĕns) [TA]
The projection on the anterior portion of the neck formed by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx; serves as an external indication of the level of the fifth cervical vertebra.
Synonym(s): Adam's apple.
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Sixty percent of patients indicated that they were "very" or "completely" satisfied with the appearance of their neck and Adam's apple. Only 13 percent said that they were "not at all" satisfied; 15 percent felt that the results limited their social or professional appearance.
She thought she was playing with my Adam's apple. She was shaking it to make it wobble.
Reminder: don't confuse the Adam's apple with the thyroid gland.
Poet Gerard Malanga in a screen test tries to stay immobile, but he finally swallows: Adam's apple pushes against turtleneck.
Some women bound their breasts, and wore high collars to hide the absence of an Adam's apple. Others were aided in their masquerades by the fact that most soldiers, under their uniforms, wore full-length "long johns," rarely removed, even for bathing.
The Adam's apple is the voice box, or larynx (LAIR-inks), which sits at the top of the windpipe, or trachea (TRAY-kee-a).
and shelves and adorn the sign outside of White Hall's newest bookstore: Adam's Apple Christian Books and Gifts.
Another man was hit in his Adam's apple with a rubber bullet and had to undergo an emergency tracheotomy.
Additionally, stress often causes a dry mouth, resulting in repeated clearing of the throat, cracking of the voice, or jumping of the Adam's apple (laryngeal cartilages).
Watching this, I wanted to -- needed to -- throw up, if only to relieve the suffocating tension beneath my Adam's apple. I watched the gathered, beaten creature gaze up from its throat-gripped silence.
The primary signs and symptoms of his laryngeal trauma were hoarseness, hemoptysis, the loss of his laryngeal prominence (Adam's apple), neck tenderness, traumatic emphysema in the neck, and a small penetrating wound to the right of the laryngeal prominence.
The thyroid gland, located at the base of the neck just below the "Adam's apple," has an effect on almost every cell in the body.