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Where do the eustachian tubes lead?

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2011-05-03 05:34:29

In humans, the eustachian tube connects the middle ear to a

section of the throat known as the pharynx. These tubes are

normally closed, but they can open to allow middle ear pressure to

reach equilibrium with atmospheric pressure (think of the pops you

hear when you drive up a mountain or go up in a plane). They also

serve to drain mucus from the middle ear.

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