Toward the upper end of a person’s body. For example: the head is superior to the feet. The opposite of inferior.

See also: superior laryngeal nerve (SLN) paralysis


Visual Portfolio, Posts & Image Gallery for WordPress

Laryngopharynx (1 of 1)

Panoramic view of the laryngopharynx, showing the base of the tongue, the vallecula, epiglottis, vocal cords in abducted (breathing) position, and posterior pyriform/postarytenoid “crescent,” which serves as the superiormost entrance to the foodway (cervical esophagus).