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What Structure Prevents Food from Entering the Trachea When You Swallow?

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The trachea, also known as the windpipe, carries air from the throat into the lungs. The epiglottis is a flap of cartilage that is located behind the tongue and covers the entrance of the larynx to prevent food from entering the windpipe.
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