• Vocal Nodules Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Aphonia - Inability to speak
  • Upper respiratory tract - Involves the nose, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and bronchi.
  • Larynx - Voice box, a hollow muscular part of throat providing air passage.
  • GERD (Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease) - A digestive diseases where stomach acids flow reverse to food pipe. It can irritate the throat.
  • Hypothyroidism - A disease condition of thyroid gland where it is under active.
  • Laryngoscopy – A medical procedure where an instrument called laryngoscope is used to view larynx & vocal cords.
  • Stroboscopy – A flashing light instrument used to view high moving object like vocal cord.
  • Tonsillitis - Inflammation of tonsils
  • Pharyngitis - Inflammation of pharynx
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