Rectus Capitis Posterior Major
General Anatomy of the Larynx – Larynx Anatomy
Several ligaments and membranes loosely hold the cartilages together.
Two sets of muscles control larynx movements.
- Intrinsic muscles regulate the tension and orientation of the vocal ligaments that produce the voice. Superior view/ Lateral view
- Extrinsic muscles (not shown) adjust the position of the larynx during the swallowing process.
Respiratory mucosa (or mucous membrane) covers most of the interior surface of the larynx. It is continuous with the tissues that line the pharynx and serves to further clean, moisten and warm inhaled air.