What is the uvula for?
- bender_xr217Lv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
I always thought of it as being a choke/gag button.
Go ahead push it.
- David B.Lv 72 months ago
Function. During swallowing, the soft palate and the uvula move together to close off the nasopharynx, and prevent food from entering the nasal cavity. It has also been proposed that the abundant amount of thin saliva produced by the uvula serves to keep the throat well lubricated. It has a function in speech as well.Source(s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palatine_uvula