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voice box

The larynx.
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The region of the throat between the pharynx (tip of the epiglottis) and trachea (cricoid cartilage) which contains the vocal cords and is involved in breathing, swallowing, and speech.

• Superolateral boundary—Tip of the epiglottis and aryepiglottic folds.
• Inferior limit—Inferior rim of the cricoid cartilage.
• Posterior limit—Posterior mucosa covering cricoid cartilage, arytenoid region, and interarytenoid space.
• Anterior limit—Lingual surface of epiglottis, thyrohyoid membrane, anterior commissure, thyroid cartilage, cricothyroid membrane, and anterior arch of the cricoid cartilage.

Supraglottis, glottis, subglottis.
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voice box

Vox populi Larynx, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Voice box

The larynx.
Mentioned in: Vocal Cord Paralysis
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Businessmen rated talkers whose voice boxes were removed and who were using an alternative, effective method of communication as more limited in the number of jobs they could handle and in the amount of public contact that was appropriate (Gilmore, 1974).
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The plant people don't have mouths and voice boxes, so they find another way to speak to us and inform us, and that is predominantly through dreams.