Vocal cords, or vocal folds, are ligaments covered by soft
mucous membranes in the larynx (voice box) that allow voice production. A stiff-edged vocal ligament is a band of elastic tissue that stretches between the cartilage that makes up the larynx.
When air passes over
closed vocal cords, they vibrate and make sounds.
October 9, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
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