The epiglottis - is a small flap of skin that covers the entrance to the wind-pipe. It's function - is to stop food going down into the lungs, instead of the stomach.
Stroke, seizures, alcohol, and various drugs interfere with the function of the epiglottis
The function of the epiglottis is to close when eat stopping the food to go to your lungs
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The epiglottis in pigs is used to block food from getting stuck in the throat. The function in humans is to facilitate food movement into the esophagus.
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To prevent food entering the trachea
It has the same function as it does in humans - to prevent food from going into the trachea.
The function of the epiglottis ( piece of cartilage) is to close the glottis ( trachea) when swallowing to prevent food from going down the wind pipe.
The function of the pigs glottis is to produce sound. The glottis of the pig is surrounded by the epiglottis.
The epiglottis is what guards the entrance of the opening in the vocal folds. During the action of swallowing, it allows food to pass and go down the esophagus.
The glottis opens into the windpipe and is responsible for the production of sound. While the epiglottis is a cartilaginous flap on top of the glottis that prevents the food from entering the larynx. The main difference between glottis and epiglottis is their function and structure.
The epiglottis makes sure that food goes down the right tube.When you eat, the epiglottis covers the larynx, so the food or liquid does not enter your lungs. When you breath, the epiglottis stays loose to let the air into the lungs.keep food out of the lungs.