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The epiglottis is a flap of elastic cartilage tissue covered with a mucus membrane, attached to the root of the tongue. It projects obliquely upwards behind the tongue and the hyoid bone. The term is, like tonsils, often incorrectly used to refer to the uvula.
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Epiglottitis is inflammation of the epiglottis - the flap that sits at the base of the tongue, which keeps food from going into the trachea (windpipe). Due to its place in the airway, swelling of this structure can interfere with breathing and constitutes a medical...
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The vocal folds move to the midline, and the epiglottis folds backward to protect the airway. ... larynx begin to elevate, and the epiglottis begins to tilt. ...
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Definition of epiglottis from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.
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Online Medical Dictionary and glossary with medical definitions ... The name epiglottis was compounded from "epi-" and "- glottis" from the Greek " ...
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The epiglottis is usually upright at rest allowing air to pass into the larynx and lungs. When a person swallows the epiglottis folds backward to cover the ...
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Organ Epiglottis including diseases and disorders affecting the Epiglottis organ or body system. ... Epiglottis: Flap at top of throat preventing food getting ...
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Epiglottis diseases information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, videos, forums, prevention, and prognosis.
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Swollen Epiglottis. Boston Nose Surgeon. Epiglottis Swelling. Epiglottitis Symptoms. Printable Anatomy. Anatomy Muscles. 3D Anatomy Models ...
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The epiglottis is a leaf-shaped flap of tissues that projects obliquely from the ... continues to move upward, the epiglottis against the undersurface of the ...
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Information about epiglottis in the free online English dictionary and ... epiglottis - a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing ...
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What Is the Function of the Epiglottis?. Without the epiglottis, we would not be able to swallow without drowning in whatever we're drinking. We would suffer ...
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The epiglottis is a flap of tissue that sits at the base of the tongue that ... This may cause the throat structures to push the epiglottis backward. ...
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Get all the information you need about your epiglottis, including common issues and symptoms. ... Epiglottis ... and Histologic Examination of the Epiglottis ...
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Get information, facts, and pictures about epiglottis at Encyclopedia.com. ... The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English entry for epiglottis ...
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Brief and Straightforward Guide: What is an Epiglottis? ... An epiglottis is an anatomical structure which is designed to prevent animals ...
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Epiglottitis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of ... The epiglottis is a small, movable "lid" just above the larynx that prevents ...
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