Among the following types of glands in the human body, which one is popularly called 'Adam's apple'?

Options :
  1. Adrenal
  2. Pituitary
  3. Thyroid
  4. Thymus
Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 3


The Adam's apple (technically known as the laryngeal prominence), a feature of the human neck, refers to the lump or protrusion that is formed by the angle of the thyroid cartilage surrounding the larynx. 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. The structure of the laryngeal prominence forms a bump under the skin. It is larger in adult men, in whom it is usually clearly visible and palpable. In women the bump is much less visible and is hardly perceived on the upper edge of the thyroid cartilage. The meeting point of the two portions of the cartilage generally forms an acute angle (of about 90°) in men, while in women, an open arc (of about 120°).

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