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3 phases in swallowing reflex

Oral
Pharyngeal
Esophageal

1

Food mixed with saliva

Bolus

2

Muscles that facilitate the oral phase of swallowing

Tongue muscles

3

Muscles in pharyngeal phase

Tongue muscles
Muscles moving the Soft palate(tensor veli palatini, lev veli palatini)
Muscles that move epiglottis

4

Help move the soft palate

Tensor veli palatini-
Levator veli palatini-raise or elevate

5

2 structures that close to make sure the bolus will go to esophagus

Vocal folds
Epiglottis