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What is the name of the flap that protects your trachea?

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2012-01-19 23:03:52

the epiglottis?

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The glottis is like a flap that protects the opening of the trachea.

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The epiglottis is a flap of cartilage that opens and closes the trachea. It is located at the root of the tongue.

The flap of skin that prevents food from entering the trachea is called the Epiglottis.

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it is a thin cartligenous flap called epiglottis which prevents bolus from entering the trachea while swallowing

It is called the "epiglottis" it is a flap of tissue that sits at the base of the tongue that keeps food from going into the trachea, or windpipe, during swallowing.

the small flap is called the Epiglottis :)

I think it is a trachea. Not to sure.

What you are looking for is the epiglottis.

epiglottis is a flap which does not allow food to go into trachea.

Your food goes down your "esophagus" (food tube) and not your "trachea" (breathing tube) because when you eat you do not breathe.Try it.See?You can never breathe when you eat because on top of your trachea is a little flap called the "epiglottis" (flap).When you can't breathe or when you eat the "epiglottis" (flap) closes so that way the food can't get down the "trachea" (breathing tube).

There is a skin flap which is called the epiglottis. The epiglottis covers the trachea upon reflexes.

The thin muscular flap that keeps food from entering the trachea is the Epiglottis.

Because there is a flap in your throat that covers the appropriate passage at the appropriate time. Ex: When you are eating, the flap usually covers the trachea. However, if you are laughing while eating, the flap can get very confused and may cover the esophagus instead of the trachea, allowing food to go down it. I hope this helped~

The cartilage around the trachea is kind of like a shell, in that it ensures the form of the trachea cannot be changed. It protects the trachea.

It is a flap that covers the wind pipe or trachea

Your food goes down your "esophagus" (food tube) and not your "trachea" (breathing tube) because when you eat you do not breathe. You can never breathe when you eat because on top of your trachea is a little flap called the "epiglottis" (flap).When you can't breathe or when you eat the "epiglottis" (flap) closes so that way the food can't get down the "trachea" (breathing tube).

The epiglottis covers the trachea wnen you swallow. This movement protects food from entering the lungs.

It's a "flap" that covers either the trachea or esophagus. It prevents you from choking. When you eat, it covers the trachea so food will go down the esophagus and not the windpipe (trachea). If food gets down your trachea, you will choke.

This flap is called the epiglottis. You close it when you swallow so what you eat or drink doesn't go down the trachea ("wrong pipe").


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