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Q: Which flap over the widpipeto stop going down the wrong way?
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What is the name of the structure that tries to prevent food going down the wrong tube?

It's a flap of skin at the back of the throat - called the 'Epiglottis'

This flap of tissue helps prevent food from going down your windpipe?


What doest the epiglottis do?

It is a flap of skin that stops food from going down the windpipe

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What structure of the human body keeps food from going down the wrong pipe?

There is a flap that connects the esophogus with the trachea. The flap opens when you breathe or talk. The flap closes when you swallow food. If you talk or breathe while you eat food. the flap opens and food goes down to your lungs. Then, you choke.

The flap of tissue that closes when you swallow to protect you from choking?

It is called the Epiglottis. If you talk while eating, your epiglottis and your esophagus are open, so instead of going down the esophagus, it goes down the epiglottis. Have you ever heard someone say 'It went down the wrong tube' when you choke? This is what they mean.

This flap covers up the path leading to the lungs so during eating food doesnot go down the wrong tube.?

The epiglottis.

What is the thing that comes up in the back of the throat when the tongue is down?

The epiglottis is a flap of tissue at the back of the throat that prevents food from going into trachea when being swallowed .

What flap of tissue prevents food going into the windpipe?


What protection do you have against food going down the wrong pipe?

The epiglottis is a flap that acts like a "door" and seals off your airway while you are swallowing food, and then opens to allow you to breathe when you are not swallowing food. When you are eating, make sure that you do not talk, as this interferes with the function of the epiglottis and can cause food to enter your airway.

What are the functions of the epiglottis?

The epiglottis is a little flap of skin that closes over your trachea (the airway) when you swallow food or water to prevent it from "going down the wrong tube."

Is the flap to the esophagus up or down when food moves from the oral cavity to the stomach?

Down, the flap that I think you're referring to is the epiglottis which closes of your respiratory airway when you swallow so food is directed down the esophagus instead.