Terms for Disorders of the Pharynx, Larynx & Voice


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The inability to produce vocal sounds is termed:

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1. Difficulty speaking or a change in the vocal quality is known as:

2. Paralysis of the larynx is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your ability to understand the characteristics of disorders of the pharynx, larynx, and voice. The quiz questions will test your comprehension of inflammation of the throat and the spasmodic closure of the voice box.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be testing on the following:

  • Paralysis of the larynx
  • Spasmodic closure of the voice box
  • Inability to produce sounds from the voice
  • Throat inflammation
  • Difficulty speaking

Skills Practiced

You can practice the following skills by using this worksheet and quiz:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about paralysis of the larynx
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the condition that causes difficulty speaking
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about throat inflammation

Additional Learning

To review details about disorders that affect the pharynx and larynx, read over the short lesson called Terms for Disorders of the Pharynx, Larynx & Voice. This lesson will help to:

  • Identify the difference between inflammation of the throat and voice box
  • Recall the different disorders that can affect the quality and sound of speech
  • Review how spasms affect the larynx and what causes them to occur