Throat and Mouth Medical Illustrations

The Anatomy of the Throat and Mouth

The Throat and Mouth – Medical Illustrations

From our galleries of medical illustrations you will see that as a team we have illustrated many regions of the human body. We specialises in providing custom made illustrations of any anatomy including the complex anatomy of the throat and  mouth. If you are interested in commissioning custom medical illustrations for your project or if you want to purchase illustrations for licence then we can help you.

To turn medical or anatomical matter into a helpful visual for any project please contact us Medical Artist team here, or visit our sister site Medical Stock Images to purchase and download images for immediate use.

Interesting Facts about Throat and Mouth Anatomy

We love anatomy and always as part our illustration process we carry out extra research of the anatomy thoroughly. We do this even though we have had anatomy training because as medical artists it is imperative to understand the anatomy in detail in order to be able to illustrate it. Through illustration we are continually learning and studying and here are just a few interesting anatomical facts of the mouth and throat.

Starting with the mouth we have the external anatomy we can see such as the lips and cheeks that form the sides of the face. Inside the mouth a palate forms the roof of the mouth and separates the oral and nasal cavities. The hard palate forms the front part of the mouth and the soft palate forms the back of the mouth. The soft palate soft palate forms the muscular back portion of the roof of the mouth.

The tongue is a muscle. Its role is to aid us in speech and in the eating of food. The tongue positions and mixes food until we are able swallow it. The tongue also carries sensory receptors for taste. There are the teeth which are also responsible for helping us to eat and grind ingested food into small pieces that are suitable for digestion.

Functions of the mouth starts with the digestive process, through mastication and salivation from the parotid salivary glands helping to breakdwon food chewed into a bolus, which is then propelled into the pharynx where food is swallowed to continue the digestive process.

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