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throat

 [thrōt]
1. the passage from the mouth to the pharynx; called also fauces.
3. the anterior part of the neck.
sore throat inflammation of the throat; see also sore throat.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

throat

(thrōt),
1. The fauces and pharynx. Synonym(s): gullet
2. The anterior aspect of the neck. Synonym(s): jugulum
3. Any narrowed entrance into a hollow part.
[A.S. throtu]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

throat

(thrōt)
n.
1. The anterior portion of the neck.
2. Anatomy The portion of the digestive tract that lies between the rear of the mouth and the esophagus and includes the fauces and the pharynx.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

throat

(thrōt)
1. The fauces and pharynx.
Synonym(s): gullet.
2. The anterior aspect of the neck.
3. Any narrowed entrance into a hollow part.
[A.S. throtu]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

throat

See PHARYNX.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

throat

(thrōt)
1. The fauces and pharynx.
2. Anterior aspect of neck.
3. Any narrowed entrance into a hollow part.
[A.S. throtu]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about throat

Q. what should i take for a sorrow throat?

A. There are many types of tablets you can take under your tongue that help relieve the pain, and you can get them over the counter. You should see a doctor if the sore throat continues longer than 1-2 days, to makw sure there is no possible bacterial infection involved in which case you will need antibiotics.

Q. what is throat cancer exactly? does it mean you lose your voice?

A. is there a chance to keep a healthy voice after troat cancer treatments at all? any known cases?

Q. My friend think she has strep in her throat. What should she do. She doesn't want to take antibiotics. Her glands are swollen and she feels kinda out of it. Any more information or links would be greatly appreciated.

A. she should go to a Dr. that will take a look and a swab of the area. if he'll suspect a Strep. he'll give her antibiotics before getting results. it's important to follow antibiotic instructions ("10 days, 3 times a day"..).those infection can progress to other organs like the heart valves (very common) and cause chronic heart failure.

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