Why men have the Adam’s apple and why they need it

Posted on Jul 11, 2021      27

We are used to thinking that only men have the Adam’s apple. We want to surprise you, in fact, all people and even animals have the Adam’s apple. What does it represent, as well as what functions it performs, we will explain to you today.

Adam’s apple is a large unpaired cartilaginous formation in the larynx, which appeared in the process of evolution in vertebrate mammals. In Latin it sounds like prominentia laryngea, also in prostranodia it is called “Adam’s apple”.  Well, the word combination “Adam’s apple” came to us from the Bible, when Eve offered Adam an apple from the tree of truth. When Adam tried to taste it, the apple stuck in his throat. This is the eternal mark reminiscent of original sin. The formation of the Adam’s apple is promoted by the fusion of two plates of thyroid cartilage. A sharp angle in the male Adam’s apple is formed because the male vocal cords are much longer than the female ones. In children and women, the plates fuse to form an obtuse angle. There is another reason for the less noticeable Adam’s apple in women: the fat layer. This layer exists regardless of a woman’s build and weight. Some women may have protruding Adam’s apple, but this is not a miracle. This kind of deviation exists because of problems with hormonal background, as well as besides the muskrat, the woman gains a rough voice and excessive hair.

By its functionality, the Adam’s apple plays an important role. When swallowing water or food, the Adam’s apple covers the airways and food does not fall into them, but goes straight to the stomach. Not only humans but also other mammals have the Adam’s apple. With this organ, animals can make special sounds. For example, bats produce ultrasounds and elephants produce infrasounds.