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Anatomy of Swallowing

  • Priyank V. Rathod
  • Sivakumar Vidhyadharan
  • Subramania Iyer
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Abstract

Swallowing is a complex function that involves both volitional and reflexive activities. It involves more than 30 nerves and muscles [1]. Swallowing mechanism involves the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, and esophagus. It is a complex process, and to understand the process, anatomy of swallowing is necessary.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priyank V. Rathod
    • 1
  • Sivakumar Vidhyadharan
    • 1
  • Subramania Iyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Head and Neck Surgery and OncologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia

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