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Larynx, Artificial MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Larynx, Artificial
Tree Number(s)
E07.695.450
E07.858.082.595
Unique ID
D007831
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007831
Scope Note
A device, activated electronically or by expired pulmonary air, which simulates laryngeal activity and enables a laryngectomized person to speak. Examples of the pneumatic mechanical device are the Tokyo and Van Hunen artificial larynges. Electronic devices include the Western Electric electrolarynx, Tait oral vibrator, Cooper-Rand electrolarynx and the Ticchioni pipe.
Entry Term(s)
Artificial Larynges
Artificial Larynx
Laryngeal Prosthesis
Voice Prosthesis
NLM Classification #
WV 540
Previous Indexing
Larynx (1966-1979)
Prosthesis (1966-1979)
Speech, Alaryngeal (1968-1979)
See Also
Speech, Alaryngeal
Public MeSH Note
80
History Note
80
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/12/21
Revision Date
1997/06/20
Larynx, Artificial Preferred
Voice Prosthesis Narrower
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