The segment of the respiratory tract that starts proximally with the nose and ends distally with the cricoid cartilage, before continuing to the trachea. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/Illu_conducting_passages.svg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Illu_conducting_passages.jpg

external ontology notes

Some specify that the glottis (vocal cords) is the defining line between the upper and lower respiratory tracts;[2] yet even others make the line at the cricoid cartilage. The FMA includes nose, nasopharynx, oropharynx and larynx[WP]

id

UBERON:0001557