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Interesting Facts about Throat

The throat is a ring-like muscular tube that acts as the passage way for air, food, and liquid. The throat also helps in forming speech.

Facts about Throat
Did You Know?

You can massage your ears,to get rid of throat itching.

Sounds crazy?
Wonder how it is possible?

If you feel your throat is itching,just pull your ears and massage it.As a result,it will stimulate the nerves in the ears. Then it will trigger a reflex in the throat causing a tiny muscle to spasm in your throat and cures the annoying itch!

Parts of a Throat

* The Pharynx is a muscular tube lying behind the nasal cavity and mouth, carrying air from the nose toward the larynx and food from the mouth toward the esophagus. 

* Larynx - houses the vocal cords and is crucial to speech and breathing. The larynx also serves as a passageway to both the trachea (windpipe to the lung) and the esophagus (canal to the stomach).

* Epiglottis - located above the larynx and works with the larynx and vocal cords to push the food into the esophagus, therefore keeping food from entering the windpipe.

* The Trachea (windpipe) is a tube made of muscles and cartilages, carrying air from the larynx to bronchi.

IMAGE : Persian Poet Gal

Tonsils and Adenoids - made up of lymph tissue and are located at the back and the sides of the mouth. They protect against infection, but generally have little purpose beyond childhood.


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