How to Swallow?


In order to swallow effectively, the food item should first be chewed so that the lower digestive tract can receive it more efficiently. Swallowing is a combination of movement between the tongue and pharyngeal muscles. Once a person swallows, he will have to use his tongue to push the food backwards towards the throat. Once the food is inside the throat, muscles of the pharynx will slowly push the masticated item into the lower digestive passageway. The movement of both the tongue and pharyngeal muscles in swallowing occurs almost always simultaneously.
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