Anatomy of Swallowing
Swallowing is one of the basic human acts necessary for survival. A clear understanding of the structural anatomy of the swallowing pathway is necessary to further understand the normal physiology and pathology of swallowing, for instituting appropriate treatment of swallowing disorders.
The oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, and esophagus are the chief structures involved in the swallowing mechanism.
KeywordsRecurrent Laryngeal Nerve Soft Palate Hyoid Bone Superior Laryngeal Nerve Glossopharyngeal Nerve
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