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- 1 Function
- 2 Links
- 3 Anatomy
- 4 What Happened to this Article??
- 5 Human v other
- 6 Pharyngeal Gaps
- 7 Massive Rv to JDW edit 5.08.08
- 8 Pharynx
- 9 The oropharynx location is incorrect in the image
- 10 Problem with page layout
- 11 Pharynges of Other Animals
- 12 Requested move
- 13 Nasopharyngeal - The music group
this doesnt tell you what the pharynx's function is.
What is the pharynx function??? --Gigilili 19:26, 8 September 2007 (UTC) you guys are dorks
Not good style to put a general google search link in the main text. If you have a specific site or reference of interest then make an appropriate section and put it in there.Jellytussle 00:20, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
I soo agree ,that was what I needed!! --Gigilili 19:27, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
"The human pharynx is bent at a sharper angle than other mammal pharynges, enabling us to produce a wider variety of sounds, but also increasing problems with choking." References please. Are these comments sustainable? Has there been a comparative study of choking in humans compared to other mammals or is this theoretical? The human pharynx does not appear to be bent at any sharp angles in any textbook or scan I have seen.Jellytussle 04:35, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
This says where it is, but does not tell what it does, at all
Not sure how the link to SUNY Downstate Medical Center in "External Links" adds information to the article? If that institution does special research with the Pharynx then the Wikipedia entry for it doesn't say so, and the link should indicate why it's of special relevance (IMO) Xurizaemon 06:27, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
- If you click on the link, it takes you to a dissection of the pharynx. --Arcadian 13:10, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
What Happened to this Article??
Can we please restore it to the March 4th or March 9th version, which had an introduction stating first of all what the pharynx is, and a diagram of the pharynx? Seriously, the current version is complete dogshit--a serious downgrade. I don't know how anyone could possibly think removing the diagram and the intro paragraph would be an improvement.126.96.36.199 19:23, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
- Agreed. I have rv'd to the 4th March version. If anyone wishes to write a paragraph on the function of the pharynx in phonation that would be great. However, the rv'd para on pharyngeal consonants is unbalanced; all speech to a greater or lesser extent is produced using the pharynx, and this aspect needs to be addressed properly.Jellytussle 13:13, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
- Again, agreed. What is with the unnecessary images (For example, "A collection of front view photographs of the head end of some humans shows that each head appears to be well connected to a thorax.") and mass disorganization? I can hardly navigate the page.--188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:46, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Agreed. Someone seems to have pasted a huge amount of phylogenetic stuff without any consideration for context. The prose style is irrelevant. some of the phots are ridiculous. some of the additions may be relevant here, but more so on a page on comparative anatomy, but not here. Sharpening my pruning shears.Jellytussle (talk) 19:10, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
Human v other
This article focuses on the human pharynx when many other species have pharynxs as well. It should be diversified. -Ravedave 04:44, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
I strongly agree, since I ended up here looking for information on the vaguely analogous structure, by the same name, in gastropods. If nobody feels up to that substantial effort, we might want to rename this article "Human Pharynx". Tim Ross·talk 00:59, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
I think that is a very interesting idea. I wrote much of the detail of this page from a human point of view. The anatomy is based on classical human anatomy and on contemporary pathological staging, but will apply to a variable extent to other vertebrates, especially mammals. Implicitly this page refers to humans, and this has some justification since the pharynx is an important organ from the medical perspective.
However, comparative physiology and anatomy is useful and interesting. The gastropod (and other invertebrate) pharynx, whilst having the same anatomical name, is not used for phonation or respiration and is therefore not strictly a comparable structure. Can I suggest, if there is enough interest or expertise, someone starts a separate but linked page on the comparative physiology of swallowing? If there is someone with specialist knowledge of vertebrate deglution and phonation then I think it would be quite appropriate to extend the context of the current page. thanks Jellytussle 22:28, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
In line with most of the other vertebrate anatomy articles, this page should just be named pharynx, and give at least a passing nod to the existence of homologous structures in the intro. -Craig Pemberton 06:34, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
I have removed the following from the pharyngeal anatomy section. It is an appropriate subject and it looks anatomically accurate. However, as it stands it is not formatted, it appears to be cut and pasted directly from another document, and there is no prose to explain or integrate this passage with the rest of the page. In other words it is pretty much incomprehensible to anyone without a specialist interest in the subject, who probably knows the pharyngeal anatomy in any case. Any discussion of pharyngeal gaps really needs to include a proper discussion of the pharyngeal constrictor muscles. Jellytussle (talk) 22:16, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
- Additionally there are four Pharyngeal gaps:
- Between the base of the cranium and the Superior Constrictor is the first gap. The structures passing through this gap include the Tensor Veli Palatini, Pharyngotympanic tube(Eustachian tube or auditory tube), Levator Veli Palatini, and the Ascending Palatine Artery
- Between the Superior and Middle Constrictors is the second gap. The structures passing through this gap include Stylopharyngeus, the Glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX), and the Stylohyoid ligament.
- Between the Middle and Inferior Constrictors is the third gap. The structures passing through this gap include Superior laryngeal vessels and the internal branch of the Superior Laryngeal Nerve.
- Below the Inferior Constrictor is the fourth gap. The structures passing through this gap include Inferior laryngeal vessels and the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve (a branch off of the Vagus Nerve, CN X).
Massive Rv to JDW edit 5.08.08
I have rv'd a long way back to an altogether simpler but more relevant article. There is still a lot wrong with it but it is shorter and better. Recently a vast amount of out of context zoology has been added by one individual, which would be of no interest and would make no sense at all to the majority. Single paras on the comparative anatomy, physiology, embryology and pharynx are relevant, and could link to more suitable pages. A para summarising common pathologies of the human pharynx would also be relevant. Keep it concise and candid please.Jellytussle (talk) 19:22, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
it a long tube that extends to the mouth to the esaphogus.
The oropharynx location is incorrect in the image
I'm pretty sure that the oropharynx is wrong in the image, or in the very least imprecise. Reading an anatomy book here and it says: "The plataoglossal arches marke the boundary between the oropharynx and the oral cavity". The arrow is dangerously close to pointing at the oral cavity, and is more properly pointing to the palitine tonsil. Netter also confirms this statement. See here:
Problem with page layout
Pharynges of Other Animals
So there's no article for pharynges in general? It seems odd to have "pharynx" just redirect to "human pharynx", especially when some articles (like sea cucumber) link to "pharynx", and presumably don't mean human. (I'm pretty sure sea cucumbers don't have human pharynges.) I'd Be Bold and start the general "pharynx" article myself, except that (a) I'm no expert in comparative anatomy, and (b) if it's gone this long without having been created, I guess maybe there's a reason for it? ----Smeazel (talk) 12:05, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
Nasopharyngeal - The music group
Can anyone make a proper edit of the page that also lists Nasopharyngeal as the music band? They only released one album (Endless) and a collection of Demo tracks. It's not easy to get any information about them but if anyone is savvy enough to scour the internet, any information is appreciated! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alpha23 (talk • contribs) 06:41, 27 January 2012 (UTC)