Vocal cords, also called vocal folds, are ligaments that stretch across
the larynx and are covered by mucous membranes. The larynx is in the throat
just above the windpipe. When air passes over closed vocal cords, they vibrate
and make sounds.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerDonald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology