The Vocal Folds Of The Larynx

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Introduction: The larynx is the part of the respiratory system that contains the vocal folds, and is responsible for the creation of sound. The larynx sits on top of the trachea or windpipe, which allows for air to pass to and from the lungs when the body inhales and exhales. Positioned at the upper opening of the larynx are two mucous membranes that make up the vocal folds or glottis. The vocal folds consist of twin flaps of cartilage, on average two to four centimeters long, in the shape of a “V” that vibrate together when air passes through the trachea. They work together with the resonating chambers in the head, like the nose and mouth, to create sound. This process is known as phonation, “…The phonation process, or voicing, occurs…show more content…
Honey is a common household food item with many medicinal properties, and is a hypertonic osmotic. The goal of osmosis is to bring substances with a high concentration of particles to a lower concentration and equalize both solvents on either side. A hypertonic osmotic is a substance that is able to draw decrease the concentration of fluid in cells through osmosis due to the higher concentration of pressure outside the cells, than inside the cells. The significant amount of sugar present in honey is what raises pressure to draw any leakage out of enlarged cells. “The antibacterial property of honey was first recognized in 1892 by Van Ketel. It has often been assumed that this is due entirely to the osmotic effect of its high sugar content. Honey, like other saturated sugar syrups and sugar pastes, has an osmolarity sufficient to inhibit microbial growth (Molan. 2001)”. The osmotic nature of honey draws excess fluid out of inflamed or infected cells. The Goal of this experiment is to identify the impact of honey and water on vocal range. Through measuring the difference between the total number of musical notes sung by participants before exposure to the dependent variable (honey water mixture); and after, the effectiveness of honey water will be demonstrated. The measurable results of this experiment are the starting vocal ranges of each subject tested, the experimental results of the subjects’ vocal ranges after drinking the honey water mixture, and the

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