The pharynx plays an essential role in deglutition. It is a highly complex common cavity for swallowing and respiration and serves a vital function in the fundamental separation of food passage and air exchange. A thorough understanding of pharyngeal anatomy and physiology is essential to understand swallowing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Principles of Deglutition: A Multidisciplinary Text for Swallowing and its Disorders|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
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