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A 23-year-old male asked:

How is it that when you drinking water it doesn't go to your lungs ?

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Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 12 years experience
Epiglottis: This structure functions as the "lid" to your voice box and wind pipe. It closes every time you swallow, allowing food and water to enter your food tube instead.

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