What Does the Uvula Do?


Uvula is a fleshy extension that is normally located at the back of the soft palate hanging above the throat. The term may also be used to refer to any piece of hanging flesh from any body part, especially when hanging from the opening of the bladder.
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The uvula is the small piece of soft tissue that can be seen dangling down from the soft palate over the back of the tongue. It helps keep food from going down the wrong way down the breathing passage when one swallows.
Uvula is the soft fleshy part which hangs down from the soft palate inside the mouth. Its main role is to prevent food going through the main breathing passage when eating or drinking.
The uvula refers to the anatomic structure that hangs downward at the back end of the mouth. This part of the mouth is normally attached to the rear end of the soft palate and forms in the shape of a finger.
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