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Question by  Andrew195 (33)

What is a uvula and what purpose does it serve?


Answer by  PZ (1206)

The uvula is the small appendage of fleshy tissue that hangs down in the back of your mouth. When you swallow, it helps to close off access to the nasal cavity to keep food or liquid from being regurgitated through the nose. The uvula also plays a part in producing sounds of speech in many African and Middle Eastern languages.


Answer by  Gingercakes (920)

It is the little thing that hangs down in the back of your throat. It helps you make certain sounds when talking or singing. It is also part of the gag reflex. If you tickle your uvula with a spoon (don't do this) you will start gagging and throwing up.


Answer by  Cem (10)

Small organ located in the human mouth. Uvula's function is related to sound of the human voice. With uvula human beings are able to form speech.


Answer by  Anonymous

the uvula vibrates while youre speaking, and helps aid in the way your voice sounds.

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it is the piece of tissue in the back of your throat. many people call it the punching bag in your mouth  add a comment

Answer by  louisranjhanyahooin (109)

Uvula is the little piece of flesh hanging down from palate. Uvula is functioning to frequent the sound of throat and converts as speech. If uvula is affected vibration of vocal cords in throat will be affected. Voice will not be clear and sound. Uvula is for cycling air which comes from the lungs to create all forms of sounds.


Answer by  John (9008)

The uvula is the small bit of tissue that hangs down in the back of your throat. It serves two purposes. First, it helps your body to know when to swallow. Secondly, it is closely tied to your gag reflex.

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