II. Mouth Anatomy



parts and functions.

  • epiglottis-valve like structure to help with digestion
  • glottis-upper part of larynx between vocal cords
  • gullet-pharynx of a part of the throat
  • nasopharnyx- a peice of the pharynx that is behind the soft plate. It helps nasal passages
  • soft palate-a separate oral cavity from the nasal cavity which is located near epioglottis
  • hard palate-roof of the mouth(muscluar portion) towards from of the mouth
  • nare-(nostrol) is one of the two channels of the nose
  • tongue- organ in the mouth that helps tasting,eating located at bottom of mouth
  • taste buds-located on the tongue it alerts the brain of a taste (certain taste buds are located on different parts of the tongue)
  • vestibule- the portion of the oral cavity bounded on the one side by teeth
  • uvula-small conical body projecting downward from the middle of the soft palate.

. The glottis, gullet and epiglottis are located very close to each other. Explain the relationship between the structure and the openings.
The glottis is a part of the larynx between the vocal cords, located at the top of the mouth near the nose canal.
The epiglottis is located from the throat down towards the stomach. And the gullet is located above the epiglottis.
Theses three organs all have in common that they help mechanical digestion and make and provide pathways for breathing, eating, and
normal things in the mouth.

3. Tongue and Location of Taste Buds
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The location of the taste buds on a pig are much like humans except pigs have about 9000 more taste buds. Though, pigs have the taste
buds located in a different spot. It goes along the sides of there tongue.

4. The teeth and jaws of the fetal pig.
The upper and lower set of jaws is where the teeth come in on a pig. The normal growing and incoming teeth usually occurs
when the pig is still in the fetal position at a young 4 months.

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parotid gland
submaxillary gland
wharton's duct
this is the largest of the salivary glands,and generally
recognized by its triangular shape
small and oval in shape
small tube leading from the submaxillary gland
absorb chloride ion from the acinar product
where mucous cells are the
most active
connector of the submaxillary gland
and parotid gland that connects to mouth