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EPIGLOTTIS

~ EPIGLOTTIS  id+ | ABOVE THE TONGUE |
              not exaclty     see> GLOTTIS
  med> A CARTILAGE PROTRUDING FROM THE
       POSTERIOR END OF THE TONGUE
  WHEN SWALLOWING THE TONGUE PUSHES BACKWARD
  THE EPIGLOTIS WHICH CLOSES THE LARYX
  AS A FLAP TO INSURE THE FOOD SWALLOWED
  IS DIVERTED BACKWARDS TOWARD THE ESOPHAGUS
  EPIGLOTTITIS IS A SERIOUS AND AT TIMES FATAL
  EPIGLOTTITIC INFLAMATORY RPOCESS
  continue see> GLUT
        

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