The palatine tonsils:
a) are located in the nasopharynx.
b) interfere with breathing when enlarged.
c) are located superior to the palate.
d) are really lymph nodes in disguise.
e) are located at the junction of the oral cavity and pharynx.
There are three types of tonsils in the human body. They are the palatine tonsils, the lingual tonsils (posterior to the tongue) and the pharyngeal or adenoid tonsils (in the nasopharynx)
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fromChapter 11 / Lesson 3
This lesson will cover a lot of terms associated with the upper respiratory system, mainly the nose, nas/o, nasal septum, cilia, mucous membranes, mucus, olfactory receptors, and tonsils. Then, test yourself with our quiz questions.