Pronunciation: (throte)

The hollow tube inside the neck that starts behind the nose and ends at the top of the trachea (windpipe) and esophagus (the tube that goes to the stomach). The throat is about 5 inches long, depending on body size. Also called pharynx.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Anatomy of the pharynx (throat). The three parts of the pharynx are the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx.Anatomía de la faringe (garganta). Las tres partes de la faringe son la nasofaringe, la orofaringe y la hipofaringe.2005-07-08 Date last modified: 2012-04-24Head and Neck CancerCáncer de cabeza y cuello