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Epiglottis

The epiglottis is elastic cartilage that is attached to the entrance of the larynx and prevents food and liquids from entering the airway.  In humans, the larynx is positioned much lower in body, which results in an increased risk of choking.  The position of the voice box also …

Quiz: Respiratory System

A:  Mouth | B: Thyroid Gland | C:  Trachea |  D: Primary Bronchi E:  Secondary Bronchi |  AB:  Bronchioles or Tertiary Bronchi AC:  Alveoli  |  AD:  Pleural Cavity |  AE:  Diaphragm BC:  Cardiac Notch |  BD:  Pharynx  |  BE:  Epiglottis CD:  Thyroid Cartilage (Adam’s Apple) |  CE:  Larynx DE:  Superior …