Laryngitis is the inflammation of the larynx, also called the voice box. The larynx is in the throat just above the windpipe. When the vocal cords of the larynx become inflamed, the voice may get raspy, hoarse, or lower in pitch.
Last Revised: October 9, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
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