nasopharynx


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nasopharynx

[¦nā·zō′far·iŋks]
(anatomy)
The space behind the posterior nasal orifices, above a horizontal plane through the lower margin of the palate.
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Rates were calculated per 100,000 population, with the exceptions of nasopharynx, liver and thyroid cancers which were calculated per million population.
On each side, the nasopharynx contains the opening of the Eustachian tube (a passage connecting the back of the nose to the middle ear).
Lymphoepithelioma of the nasopharynx has been shown to be sensitive to chemotherapy.
aureus in the nasopharynx of children, raising concerns that eradication of S.
Biopsies should be taken of suspicious lesions of the nasopharynx.
Enlarged adenoids or tonsils can block the opening of the Eustachian tube at the nasopharynx.
The data from this co-culture model system suggest that meningococci may undergo important transcriptional changes when they enter the human nasopharynx and encounter resident bacterial populations.
Of these, 52% had cancer in the larynx, 5% had cancer in the nasopharynx, 41% had cancer in the oral cavity, 4% had cancer of the palate, and 17% had cancer of the tongue.
My final concern goes back to the statement, "Although many LTC residents and healthcare personnel have been shown to be colonized, but not infected, with MRSA in the nasopharynx, there is little supporting evidence that nasal carriage is a major threat.
Almost all other food flavors are actually smells, perceived when volatile molecules flow from the mouth through the nasopharynx to the olfactory receptors in the nasal cavity.
MyGP said he would cauterise it, but the school sent me to an ear, nose and throat specialist, and it was discovered I had a massive cancerous tumour in the nasopharynx.