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Posts tagged soft pallet

June 18, 2014

 

A drinking fountain in a park

Down The Wrong Tube

Have you ever wondered what's really going on when you choke on what you're eating or drinking?

September 27, 2003

 

Down the Wrong Tube

A few things happen as you swallow. The back section of the roof of your mouth, also called the soft pallet, closes off the nasal passages so that food doesn’t go up into the nose.

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