In vertebrate anatomy, the throat (Latin gula) is the anterior part of the neck, in front of the vertebral column. It consists of the pharynx and larynx. An important feature of the throat is the epiglottis, a flap which separates the esophagus from the trachea and prevents inhalation of food or drink.

The throat contains various blood vessels, various pharyngeal muscles, the trachea (windpipe) and the esophagus. The hyoid bone and the clavicle are the only bones located in the throat of mammals.

It is sometimes considered a synonym for fauces.

The jugulum is the lower part of the throat, just above the breast. The term is reflected in the external and internal jugular vein, which pass through this region.

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Chestnut-belted Gnateater - Description
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Famous quotes containing the word throat:

    In church your grandsire cut his throat;
    To do the job too long he tarried:
    He should have had my hearty vote
    To cut his throat before he married.
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)

    There is a place where we are always alone with our own mortality, where we must simply have something greater than ourselves to hold onto—God or history or politics or literature or a belief in the healing power of love, or even righteous anger.... A reason to believe, a way to take the world by the throat and insist that there is more to this life than we have ever imagined.
    Dorothy Allison (b. 1949)

    She by my side
    Stared at the Moon; and then I knew he knew.
    And then he smiled at her; to him ‘twas funny—
    Her calm steel eyes, her earth-old throat of honey!
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)