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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Animal structure and function  >  Body segments  >  Neck  >  Throat
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Aches and pains: tonsillitis

Look into the back of a human throat to see the tonsils. Learn how bacteria can infect the tonsils, causing tonsillitis. Find out how antibiotics can be used to treat tonsillitis. In severe cases, the tonsils must be removed by a doctor. Test your knowledge by matching words with their meanings. This learning object is ...

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Diagram of upper airway (unobstructed) - asset 1

This is a colour diagram of the human upper airway demonstrating the unobstructed passage of air through the nose and throat. This diagram shows the human head and it illustrates the usual process of respiration. The airway is open and blue arrows show the passage of air through the upper airway.

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Diagram of upper airway (partially obstructed) - asset 2

This is a colour diagram of a partially obstructed upper airway of a human. This diagram shows the human head and it illustrates a narrowing of the upper airway which may occur during sleep. Blue arrows show that the passage of air through the nose and throat has been partially blocked as muscles in the throat relax. The ...

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Diagram of upper airway (fully obstructed) - asset 3

This is a colour diagram of an obstructed upper airway of a human. This diagram shows the human head and illustrates an obstruction in the throat, probably during sleep. Blue arrows show the passage of air through the nose, which is then blocked due to relaxation of the throat muscles.

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Larynx, cancer of

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...