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Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 month ago

Why do we have uvulas?

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  • Marc
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    The uvula is the teardrop-shaped piece of soft tissue that hangs down the back of your throat. It's made from connective tissue, saliva-producing glands, and some muscle tissue. When you eat, your soft palate and uvula prevent foods and liquids from going up your nose.

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A quick internet search provided this as the answer:

    "Your uvula may have multiple purposes, some of which may have yet to be discovered. However, research to date has uncovered several plausible reasons why humans have uvulas.

    1.An Accessory Organ of Speech 

    2.To Keep Your Throat Lubricated 

    3.Helping to Keep Food From Going Up Your Nose and a Drain for Mucus 

    4.To Trigger Your Gag Reflex 

    5.Immunological Importance

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You're operating on the false assumption that there's a purpose to all things, that there's a why. The universe makes no such requirement of existence.

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  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    To keep food from going up and out your nose.

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