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Pharyngitis
...  more commonly known as sore throat, is one of the conditions experienced by many people. It can cause a person to feel itchy somewhere in the throat due to inflammation of the pharynx. This results to making the act of swallowing painful. For most cases, it could be a sign of other respiratory illnesses caused by viral or bacterial infections such as cold or flu. On the other hand,  ...

Esophagus
...  esophagus is an organ that consists of a muscular tube where food passes from the pharynx to the stomach. Its function is very important in human digestion as it carries liquid, foods and even saliva from the mouth to the stomach. Once food and liquids reach the stomach, it then acts to start digesting then proceeds to pump the food and liquids to other intestines so that it is properly  ...

Cervical Nerve Plexus
...  is a cervical nerve plexus? The cervical nerve plexus is a network of tiny interwoven nerve fibers that innervate or send sensory data to the neck, the shoulders and the head. It also extends to the pharynx. It is embedded deep in the side of the neck. The cervical nerve plexus is a part of the Peripheral Nervous System or PNS; a part of the nervous system which is outside of the spinal cord and  ...

Lips Cheeks And Palate
...  the soft palate, a suspended extension called the palatine uvula can be found. When a person swallows, the soft palate and the uvula are pushed upward. This action is vital because it closes the nasopharynx and stops the food from being admitted into the airway. Two muscular folds called the plossopalatine arch (anterior) and the pharyngopalatine arch (posterior) can be found along the uvula.  ...

Tongue
...  and in and out. It may seem like the whole of it is found in the mouth, but in reality, only two-thirds of the organ is inside the oral cavity. The remaining one-third is situated at the back of the pharynx, attached to the hyoid bone. Rounded lingual tonsils line the superior surface of the base of the tongue. The tongue is able to hold itself against the floor of the oral cavity because of the  ...


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