oropharynx

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oropharynx

[¦ȯr·ō′far‚iŋks]
(anatomy)
The oral pharynx, located between the lower border of the soft palate and the larynx.
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Suture material inserted into stomach through percutaneous hollow needle and brought up through oral pharynx with endoscope; feeding tube connected to suture and pulled down through oral pharynx and out small incision made at percutaneous needle site
Today, HPV is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the US and the cause of cervical cancer, head and neck cancers of the oral pharynx, as well as a percentage of penile, vulvar, and anal cancers.