Human Anatomy and Physiology

What do your tonsils do?

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Answered 2016-02-14 03:15:00

Like other organs of the lymphatic system, the tonsils act as part of the immune system to help protect against infection. In particular, they are believed to be involved in helping fight off pharyngeal and upper respiratory tract infections (in other words they help to control throat infection)

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What are the three types of tonsils and where are they located?

Pharryngeal Tonsils, Tubal Tonsils and Palatine Tonsils.

What tonsils are known as adenoids?

The nasopharyngeal tonsils are known as the adenoids. What we usually refer to as "tonsils" are the palatine tonsils.

What type of tonsils are there?

Tonsils, palatine tonsils and Waldeyer's ring. Tonsils are part of the lymphatic (Immune System)

How many sets of tonsils does a human have?

The number of tonsils in the human body depends on what location you are asking about, but in the mouth and throat there are 4 sets; the pharyngeal tonsils, tubal tonsils, palatine tonsils, and lingual tonsils. If you are talking about other structures that are named tonsils, there are many others such as the cerebellar tonsils.

If the tonsils are taken out can you still get tonsillitis?

No, if you have no tonsils then you cannot have inflamed tonsils.

What are the three types of tonsils?

The three types of tonsils are: Palantine tonsils - These are the most commonly removed tonsils, located at the back of your throat. Lingual tonsils - These tonsils are located underneath your tongue. Pharyngeal tonsils or Adenoids - These tonsils are located behind your nasopharyngeal area, higher in your throat near your nose.

Where are the tonsils located?

the tonsils are located in the pharynx.

What tonsils are removed by tonsillectomy?

palatine tonsils

What are tonsils used for?

Tonsils are not used anymore

Can you get mono if you have no tonsils?

Yes, you can get mono if you have no tonsils.

Palatine tonsils and adenoids are synonymous?

Palatine tonsils and adenoids are NOT synonymous. Palatine tonsils, sometimes called faucial tonsils, are found at the back of the throat. Adenoids are the pharyngeal tonsils, located in the back of the nasal cavity.

The tonsils located at the base of the tongue are the?

lingual tonsils

What are the tonsils located at the base of the tongue?

lingual tonsils

The tonsils located at the base of the tongue are?

lingual tonsils

What tonsils are located at the back of the tongue?

The lingual tonsils

Are tonsils lymphoid tissue?

Tonsils are lymphoid organs.

What is the medical term meaning Collection of lymph tissue in the oropharynx?

palatine tonsilsTonsilsTonsilspharyngeal tonsilPalatine Tonsils: masses of lymph tissue in the oropharynx

Does everyone have to get their tonsils out?

NO. Not everyone has to get their tonsils out. The only reason you would have to get your tonsils out is for medical issues such as frequent sore throat.

Do Males have tonsils?

Tonsils are lymph glands. Both sexes have them.

Do dolphins have tonsils?

yes. but they are twice as small as humans tonsils

Which tonsils are located on either side of the throat?

Palatine tonsils

Do cats have tonsils and adenoids?

Cats do have tonsils, 6 to be exact.

Tonsils that lie at the base of the tongue are called?

lingual tonsils

Do fish have tonsils?

No fish do not have tonsils, no matter what type of breed.

Which tonsils are found on the sides of the oral cavity?

palatine tonsils

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