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vocal fold nodules

 

Definition: small, circumscribed, bilateral, beadlike enlargements on the free edge of the vocal folds at the junction of the anterior one third and the posterior two thirds caused by misuse or abuse of the voice; often reversible by voice therapy.

Synonym(s): singer's nodes, singer's nodules, teacher's nodes

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