All Children's Hospital Logo

Related Links

Search Health Information   

Anatomy and Physiology of the Nose and Throat

Anatomy of nose and throat
Click Image to Enlarge

What is the nose?

The nose is the organ of smell located in the middle of the face. The internal part of the nose lies above the roof of the mouth. The nose consists of:

What are sinuses?

The sinuses are cavities, or air-filled pockets, near the nasal passage. As in the nasal passage, the sinuses are lined with mucous membranes. There are four different types of sinuses:

Illustration of the sinuses
Click Image to Enlarge

What is the throat?

The throat is a ring-like muscular tube that acts as the passageway for air, food, and liquid. The throat also helps in forming speech. The throat consists of:

Click here to view the
Online Resources of Ear, Nose, & Throat


Related Information

Otolaryngology & Cochlear Implant Program
Physician Directory

Additional Info

Pocket Doc Mobile App
Maps and Locations (Mobile)
Programs & Services
Employment
For Health Professionals
For Patients & Families
Contact Us
Find a Doctor
News
CME

All Children's Hospital
501 6th Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 898-7451
(800) 456-4543

Use Normal Template
© 2014 All Children's Hospital - All Rights Reserved