Physiology of Swallowing

  • Khyati Kamleshkumar Jani
  • Sivakumar Vidhyadharan
  • Subramania Iyer


The upper digestive tract, consisting of the oral cavity, larynx and pharynx supports the physiology of swallowing in addition to respiration, phonation and articulation [1]. To carry out each of these functions and for the rapid shifts between them, the upper aerodigestive tract has a series of valves that are tuned differently for each function [1].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khyati Kamleshkumar Jani
    • 1
  • Sivakumar Vidhyadharan
    • 1
  • Subramania Iyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Head and Neck Surgery and OncologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia

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