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Flashcards in Oropharynx Deck (12):
1

What is the superior boundary of the oropharynx?

The Soft Palate

2

What is the inferior boundary of the oropharynx?

Superior border of the epiglottis

3

What is the anterior boundary of the oropharynx?

The Palatoglossal Fold

4

What is the posterior boundary of the oropharynx?

The Posterior Wall of the Pharynx

5

The oropharynx lies at what vertebral levels?

C2 and C3

6

Through that does the oral cavity communicate with the oropharynx?

Oropharyngeal Isthmus

7

What important structures are found within the oropharynx?

Palatine Tonsils

8

What muscle is found deep to the Palatoglossal Fold?

Palatoglossus Muslce

9

What muscle is found deep to the Palatopharyngeal Fold?

Palatopharyngeus Muscle

10

What is the space between the two folds called?

Tonsillar Fossa

11

T/F: The palatine tonsils are the most frequently removed tonsil?

True

12

What is the circular arrangement of the tonsils around the oropharynax (formed by the lingual, palatine, tubal and pharyngeal tonsils)?

Tonsillar Ring