What Is the Thing That Hangs down in Your Throat?


The little thing that hangs down in the back of your throat is called an uvula. The main purpose of this little piece of skin is to close off the back of your nose so that when you swallow food and liquids do not get into your nasal cavity. If the uvula is bruised or swollen from trauma, it can swell and make you feel like something is stuck in your throat.
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