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Oropharynx

Oropharynx

Overview

Food passes from the mouth to the oropharynx (back of the throat) to the esophagus.

Review Date 8/17/2016

Updated by: Josef Shargorodsky, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.