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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Laringe neumática

Pneumatic larynx (noo-MAT-ik LAIR-inks)
A device that is used to help a person talk after a laryngectomy. It uses air to produce a humming sound, which is converted to speech by movement of the lips, tongue, or glottis.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.