What does that Dangly Thing in the Back of Your Throat Do?

by Rachel Baker on August 24, 2013

There’s an interesting little article at MentalFloss.com about the Uvula.

The uvula is one of the weirdest looking features of the human body. Yet despite its infamy, scientists have spent centuries puzzling over its function.

The hangy ball’s full name is the “palatine uvula,” referring to its location on your soft palate. Not to be confused with the uvula vermis, a lobe of the cerebellum, or the uvula vesicae, in the urinary bladder.


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