: set of organs
: chamber of the nose.
: chamber of the mouth.
: fold of cartilage that closes the glottis during
: tube connecting the larynx to the bronchi.
: crest that separates the openings of the right and
: left respiratory organ.
: separation between the two pulmonary lobes.
: large, thin muscle that separates the chest from the
: part of the digestive tract between the pharynx and
the cardia of the stomach.
: small pulmonary cavity where gas exchange takes place.
: right respiratory organ.
: tube connecting the larynx to the lungs.
: division of the bronchus that ends in a
cluster of alveola.
: voice organ situated between the pharynx and the trachea.
: part of the digestive tube between the mouth and the
EN : Tongue
FR : Langue
ES : Lengua
Since the tongue contains no bony supports
for the muscles, the tongue is an example of a muscular hydrostat, similar
in concept to an octopus arm. Instead of bony attachments, the extrinsic
muscles of the tongue anchor the tongue firmly to surrounding bones and
prevent the mythical possibility of 'swallowing' the tongue.