Laryngeal Contribution to Cough Cough is an important airway protection reflex. While cough involves shared anatomy with both the functions of swallowing and voice, its function is less understood by speech-language pathologists. The purpose of this article is to provide speech-language pathologists with a brief summary of the cough mechanism, its measurement, and its ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2010
Laryngeal Contribution to Cough
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Teresa E. Pitts
    Malcom Randall VA
  • Christine M. Sapienza
    Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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Article   |   November 01, 2010
Laryngeal Contribution to Cough
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2010, Vol. 20, 90-95. doi:10.1044/vvd20.3.90
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, November 2010, Vol. 20, 90-95. doi:10.1044/vvd20.3.90

Cough is an important airway protection reflex. While cough involves shared anatomy with both the functions of swallowing and voice, its function is less understood by speech-language pathologists. The purpose of this article is to provide speech-language pathologists with a brief summary of the cough mechanism, its measurement, and its potential role in clinical evaluation and treatment.

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