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


Laryngopharynx

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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).

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).