Parts of the Throat and Neck
Hard palate: Separates the nose from the mouth.
Soft palate: The back of the roof of the mouth.
Epiglottis: Keeps food and liquids out of the trachea when you swallow.
Larynx (voice box): Produces sound used for speaking.
Eustachian tube: Tube that connects the throat to the ear.
Nasopharynx: Area at the top of the throat behind the nose.
Oropharynx: Area at the middle of the throat behind the mouth.
Hypopharynx: Area at the lower part of the throat.
Esophagus: Tube that carries food and liquids from the throat to the stomach.
Trachea: Tube that carries air between the throat and the lungs.
Lymph nodes: Bean-shaped organs that help the body fight infections.