List the main cartilages that make up the larynx. What are the functions of the larynx?

Thyroid cartilage, epiglottis. The epiglottis protects the entrance to the larynx when food is swallowed. The larynx is involved in the formation of sounds, its mucous membrane has bactericidal properties, and when dust enters the larynx, a reflex cough occurs.

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