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phonate

(fō′nāt′)
intr.v. pho·nated, pho·nating, pho·nates
To produce speech sounds; vocalize.

pho·na′tion n.
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The cyst flickers from side to side when the patient is asked to phonate and sniff repeatedly (A and B).
However, larynx cancer continues to be a serious problem for individuals suffering from this disease, with treatment frequently affecting the patient's ability to phonate and swallow.
However, the presenting case, with a totally occluded glottis, used the TEF as a surrogate glottis to breathe and phonate, with a socially acceptable voice.
With just enough dissonance to encourage alertness, this chord served the purpose of allowing people to phonate without worrying about specific pitches on the page in order to focus exclusively on the rhythm.
Therefore, the voice quality of patients with suspected airway compromise should be assessed by asking them to phonate. Poor voice quality should be considered an important sign prompting immediate involvement of senior medical staff, because it most likely indicates oedema and malfunction of the voice production function of the glottis.
Cases of osteochemone- crosis have been found among patients taking nitrogen-based bisphos- phonate medicines, including Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva and the IV cancer drugs Aredia and Zometa.
When the fenestration is open (that is, the cuff is deflated, the inner cannula is removed, and the tube is plugged), the patient may breathe spontaneously, cough, and phonate via the upper airway.
Furthermore, it has been shown that stutterers have slower than normal laryngeal reaction time under time constraints, that is, when required to phonate quickly after a reaction signal (Adams & Hayden, 1976; Watson & Alfonso, 1982).