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what is the structure of the epiglottis?how it functions?

Asked by Gam 20th April 2015, 7:32 PM
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Hi Gam Ram,

It is an elastic cartilage covered with a mucous membrane and is shaped like a leaf and guards the entrance of the glottis (the opening between the vocal cords).

Epiglottis acts as a switch between the larynx and the oesophagus to permit air to enter the airway to the lungs and food to pass into the gastrointestinal tract.

Answered by Expert 4th May 2015, 6:03 PM
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