Annotated image
Oral phase: base ...
Oral phase: base of tongue (red arrow) apposed to the soft palate (dark blue bracket). There is no premature spillage into the pharynx. The hard palate is demarcated by the purple bracket.
Modality: Annotated image

- “ Swallowing is a complex act involving both voluntary and involuntary neural circuits and the co-ordination of multiple small muscles in the neck. ...”

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