vocal apparatus


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

vocal apparatus

The organs, including the pharynx, larynx, teeth, tongue, and lips, that produce sounds and speech.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
References in periodicals archive ?
The vocal apparatus is not static; for instance, the larynx descends throughout the lifespan, and the process of ossification extends well into the body's seventh decade.
Near the end of our year together, Stephen was assessed to measure the health of his vocal apparatus using a laryngeal videostroboscopy and fiberoptic nasolaryngoscopy.
(19) This promotes voice recovery, prevents vocal fatigue and damage to the vocal apparatus. Consequently, after the intervention period, teachers perceived that their voice handicap had diminished considerably.
According to Behlau [7], professional singers are more knowledgeable about the physiology of the vocal apparatus and the processes involved in voice production, as well as good habits of vocal hygiene, as a result of their formal professional education, including their vocal techniques.
Feldman details the effects of a lack of testosterone in the male body and relates these developmental consequences to the vocal apparatus itself.
Written by the author of "Anatomy of Movement," "Anatomy of Voice" follows a similar structure, presenting an introduction covering rules describing movement, the vocal apparatus, and the moving body, breathing body, and vocal body, all clearly illustrated in finely detailed, lightly color-coded drawings.
The vocal apparatus of treefrogs is capable of producing sound at a much broader range of frequencies than that found in their natural advertisement calls.
Awaiting results of the latter to begin therapy may put the patient in jeopardy, as any unwarranted delay in treatment may result in subglottic stenosis or vocal cord paralysis due to invasion of the recurrent laryngeal nerve or vocal apparatus.8 Therefore the demonstration of either of the former signs is considered sufficient to begin anti tuberculous therapy.
But as the performance progressed, she got her amazing vocal apparatus on course and won over the audience.
In singing, if one's breath is balanced, it is nearly impossible to have any kind of strain on the vocal apparatus, and the easiest and most beautiful sound is achieved.
The syrinx (the unique vocal apparatus of birds) is divided into two portions.
In that situation the Macintosh blade compounds the problem by pushing the epiglottis downwards thereby further impeding one's view of the vocal apparatus. This does not occur when one uses the paraglossal approach with a straight blade.