The epiglottis is a little flap of mucus covered tissue that is attached to the root of the tongue. It is not the uvula (aka: the hang down thing in your mouth). Its purpose is to prevent food going into the airway passage.
Stroke, seizures, alcohol, and various drugs interfere with the function of the epiglottis
The function of the epiglottis is to close when eat stopping the food to go to your lungs
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When swallowing, the epiglottis closes off the trachea to direct food down the esophagus.
The epiglottis - is a small flap of skin that covers the entrance to the wind-pipe. It's function - is to stop food going down into the lungs, instead of the stomach.
The epiglottis in pigs is used to block food from getting stuck in the throat. The function in humans is to facilitate food movement into the esophagus.
To prevent food entering the trachea
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It has the same function as it does in humans - to prevent food from going into the trachea.
The function of the epiglottis ( piece of cartilage) is to close the glottis ( trachea) when swallowing to prevent food from going down the wind pipe.
The function of the pigs glottis is to produce sound. The glottis of the pig is surrounded by the epiglottis.
The epiglottis is what guards the entrance of the opening in the vocal folds. During the action of swallowing, it allows food to pass and go down the esophagus.