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  •  i think I figured out the ADAM's Apple thang (3+ / 0-)
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    sj, EdSF, outofit

    in the video of her appearence on the Donny Deutsch show Ann is unusally thin....thin to the point of emaciated and that is a sure sign of an eating disorder...so Ann's overly enlarged Adam's apple might actually be caused by irritation from the constant sticking of her long boney finger down her throat to upchuck after every meal....not always having a commode to deposit her vomit in SHE uses her books instead.

    "if all the world's a stage, who is sitting in the audience?"

    by KnotIookin on Fri Jul 14, 2006 at 08:27:54 AM PDT

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    •  The enlargement in her throat is (0+ / 0-)

      not even where an Adam's Apple is supposed to be. If anything, it is her thyroid which may be slightly enlarged. I made this comment earlier to someone else claiming this.

      I abhor Ann Coulter - but not for her throat.

      •  this is all so stupid... (2+ / 0-)
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        ...first of all, having had that very thyroid problem, i can definitely say that she doesn't have a goiter (proper term). besides, the thyroid is a soft-tissue organ so even if it was quite enlarged it would never look like an adam's apple.

        secondly, males AND females have adam's apples. from answers.com:

        Laryngeal prominence
        The larynx grows during puberty in males much more than in females, and as a result the Adam's apple is typically more prominent in adult men than in women or prepubescent girls or boys. This growth of the larynx is also the reason for the voice cracking in teenage boys.

        The reason for the Adam's apple being more prominent in males is that the two laminae of the cartilage meet at an angle of 90° in males but that angle is 120° in females.

        For some transwomen, the Adam's apple remains more prominent than desired, and this is sometimes remedied by a chondrolaryngoplasty (trachea shave), a type of plastic surgery to reduce the size of the Adam's apple.

        Thyroid cartilage
        The thyroid cartilage is the largest of the nine cartilages that make up the laryngeal skeleton, the cartilage structure in and around the trachea that contains the larynx. It is composed of two plate-like laminae that come together on the anterior side of the cartilage to form a peak, called the laryngeal prominence. This prominence is often referred to as the "Adam's Apple". The laryngeal prominence is obvious in both sexes, but it tends to be somewhat more robust in the adult male. The lip of the thyroid cartilage just superior to the laryngeal prominence is called the thyroid notch or superior thyroid notch.

        The two laminae that make up the main lateral surfaces of the thyroid cartilage extend obliquely to cover either side of the trachea. The posterior edge of each lamina articulates with the cricoid cartilage inferiorly at a joint called the cricothyroid joint. Movement of the cartilage at this joint produces a change in tension at the vocal folds, which in turn produces variation in voice. The entire superior edge of the thyroid cartilage is attached to the hyoid bone by the thyroid membrane.

        The thyroid cartilage serves to protect the larynx, which is located directly behind it. It also serves as an attachment for several laryngeal muscles.

        The radical invents views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. - Mark Twain

        by FemiNazi on Fri Jul 14, 2006 at 04:15:12 PM PDT

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        •  THANK YOU (0+ / 0-)

          I'm over the "man" thing as well although I guess you can't help it if your kid sees an adam's apple & says something.

          I'm glad you clarified this. When I was 6, I had an "adam's apple" that turned out to be a thyroglossal duct cyst & had to be removed! I just thought I was supposed to have an adam's apple.

          "We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems." -- Margaret Mead

          by flashlass on Fri Jul 14, 2006 at 04:31:12 PM PDT

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