What is the site of tonsils?
The tonsils are in the back of your mouth, technically in the pharynx. If you look in the mirror, they are those curvy parts of tissue that are on either side of your uvula. (the punching bag looking thing that hangs from your soft palate)
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.
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.
No everybody has tonsils. But if they get infected then you're sick. I had my tonsils taken out because they were infected not everyone gets infected tonsils but its better if you get tonsilitus (infected tonsils) when you're a kid because its more dangerous to get then surgically removed when you're older.
laryngeal tonsils ok, i think you mean 'pharyngeal tonsils'. we actually only have one of those at the very back of the throat which isn't generally reffered to as being a tonsil. we actually have 4 types of tonsil, but we call the two 'masses' at the sides of the back of the throat 'the tonsils' more often. these tonsils are called the palatine tonsils, or faucial tonsils. hope it helped x
The tonsils are are multiple aggregations of a large lymphatic nodules that are places in a thick mucous filled membrane. the tonsils are found in a ring junction of the oral cavity and the pharynx. The tonsils are used to fight of foreign bacteria, this is done by the tonsils producing lymphocytes and antibodies.
One set of tonsils, which conists of two tonsils (one on either side of the throat). Most people have five tonsils. These include a single pharyngeal tonsil, often referred to as the adenoid, located in the posterior wall of the upper part of the throat. A pair of palatine tonsils is found at the back of the mouth; a pair of lingual tonsils is located at the base of the tongue.