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The exact mechanics of how the epiglottis closes is still not fully understood… #STEMTok #Epiglottis #Larynx #Anatomy
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The exact mechanics of how the epiglottis closes is still not fully understood… #STEMTok #Epiglottis #Larynx #Anatomy
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IOHA · 2021-11-9

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britt05_89

is this when people say "it went down the wrong pipe?"

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IOHA · Creator

Yep! If any food or liquid goes into the Larynx, a cough reflex is initiated to prevent it from going deeper into the trachea or lungs.

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Justin Waldschlager

Hear me out though

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Jb

Okay, but why did it look like a fried chicken leg in the first second-

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sky black

"something from my personal collection"

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SlimboSlice

mine don't work. I be choking on my own saliva😭

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💗 zack/zee 💗

it looks like that old worm that liked chocolate in spongebob

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JosB

maybe I should call her..

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Chris Pierson

uhm... doesn't someone need that????

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dnldrmnd8515

😳 Can I borrow that when you're done with it

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Holly Ann

I feel like it’s a bad design 😂

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ollie

Okay but is any one wondering where he got this from?!?!

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Entropy

this has got to be one of the best designed design flaws in the body.

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Kitty 🐾

I can actually see my epiglottis when I open my mouth. I remember being so scared when I first saw it because I didn't know what it was 😂

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Tommy

This is an evolutionary fail.. 😏 we should have 2 separate tubes.. I’ve choked way too many times 😳😳😅

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IOHA · Creator

You should check out my YouTube video coming out this Friday 👀

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Rahknaton

Is this where hiccups start?

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Caro Renée

and believe it or not, some of us are passionate about diagnosing and treating what happens when this isn’t working correctly! #medSLP 🤓

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Megan Gardner

@irhcheer20 This is where I get all my facts😁

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gay ass dog

thanks. now I'm hyperaware of it and I can feel it ugh

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s.a.n.d.r.a.6.6

My epiglottis hates me.

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Aquarius

Thought it was chicken 😢

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