Digestive System Organs
What Is the Function of the Epiglottis
Q: What is the function of the epiglottis?
What is the function of the epiglottis?
There is a small flap called the epiglottis that covers your trachea when you eat or drink. The muscle controlling the epiglottis is involuntary and prevents food from entering your lungs or windpipe.
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