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Scientists have discovered a new organ in the throat



Scientists have discovered a new organ: a set of salivary glands located deep in the upper throat.

This region of the nasopharynx – behind nose – was not considered to receive anything other than microscopic, diffuse, salivary glands; but the newly discovered kit is about 1.5 inches (3.9 centimeters) long on average. Because of their location on a piece of cartilage called the torus tubarius, the discoverers of these new glands called them the tubal salivary glands. The glands are likely to lubricate and moisturize the upper throat behind the nose and mouth, researchers wrote online on September 23 in the journal Radiation therapy and oncology.


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