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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

What is the uvula for?

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  • 2 months ago
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    I always thought of it as being a choke/gag button.

    Go ahead push it.

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  • 2 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.

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