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Anatomy of the Swallow

Structures involved in the swallow:

1. Tongue
2. Palate
3. Pharyngeal wall
4. Valleculae
5. Epiglottis
6. Pyriform sinuses
7. Larynx
8. Vocal folds
9. Trachea
10. Upper esophageal sphincter
11. Esophagus