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Oropharynx definition: The middle portion of the pharynx that lies posterior to the mouth, inferior to the SOFT PALATE, and superior to the base of the tongue and EPIGLOTTIS. It has a digestive function as food passes from the mouth into the oropharynx before entering ESOPHAGUS.
oral pharyngeal definition: region of the stomatognathic system and the gastrointestinal system that extends from the lips, past the soft palate and to the epiglottis; also refers to the specific anatomical portion of pharynx, oropharynx, that is below the soft palate and above the epiglottis and is continuous with the mouth.
oropharynx definition: (or-o-FAIR-inks) The middle part of the throat that includes the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the tonsils.
Oropharynx definition: The part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the upper portion of the epiglottis.
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Prognostic factors associated with the survival of oral and pharyngeal carcinoma in Taiwan

Ping-Ho Chen et al.

BMC Cancer , 15 Jun 2007

CYP1A1, mEH, and GSTM1 Polymophisms and Risk of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer: A Spanish Case-Control Study

L. Varela-Lema et al.

Journal of Oncology , 2008

Inequalities in mortality of men by oral and pharyngeal cancer in Barcelona, Spain and São Paulo, Brazil, 1995–2003

José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes et al.

International Journal for Equity in Health , 04 Jun 2008

An Ancient Gene Network Is Co-opted for Teeth on Old and New Jaws: ... teeth developed on oral jaws and helped to establish the dominance of this lineage on land and in the sea. The advent of oral jaws was facilitated, in part, by absence of hox gene expression in the first, most anterior, pharyngeal arch. Much later in evolutionary time, teleost fishes evolved a novel toothed jaw in the pharynx, the location of the ...

Gareth J Fraser et al.

PLoS Biology , 01 Feb 2009

Changes in pharyngeal aerobic microflora in oral breathers after palatal rapid expansion: ... was to investigate in oral breathing children the qualitative and quantitative effects on aerobic and facultatively anaerobic oropharyngeal microflora of respiratory function improved by rapid palatal expansion (RPE). Methods In an open clinical trial, we studied 50 oral breathers, aged 8 to 14 years and suffering from both maxillary constriction and posterior cross-bite. At baseline, patients were examined by a single otorhinolaryngologist (ENT), confirming nasal obstruction in all subjects by posterior rhino-manometric test. Patients were evaluated three times by oropharyngeal swabs:1) at baseline (T = 0); 2) after palatal spreading out (T = 1); and 3) at the end of RPE treatment (T = 2). With regard to the microbiological aspect, the most common and potentially pathogenic oral microrganisms (i.e. Streptococcus pyogenes, Diplococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus spp, Branhamella catarrhalis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida albicans) were specifically detected in proper culture plates, isolated colonies were identified by means of biochemical tests and counted by calibrated loop. The data were analyzed by means of the following tests: Chi-square test, Fisher's exact test and Wilcoxon's test. Results After the use of RME there was a statistically significant decrease of Staphylococcus aureus stock at CFU/mLat T1(P = 0.0005; Z = -3,455 by Wilcoxon Rank test) and T2 (P < 0.0001; Z = -4,512 by Wilcoxon Rank test) vs T0. No significant changes were found for the other examined microrganisms. Conclusion Our data suggest that RPE therapy in oral breathers may strongly reduce the pathogenic aerobic and facultatively anaerobic microflora in the oral pharynx after a normalization ...

Angela Pia Cazzolla et al.

BMC Oral Health , 21 Jan 2006

Alcohol as a cause of cancer.: ... of the mouth, oral pharynx, larynx, and esophagus ...

D B Thomas

Environmental Health Perspectives , 01 Nov 1995

The synergistic effect of cigarette taxes on the consumption of cigarettes, alcohol and betel nuts: ... more likely to develop oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal cancer ...

Jie-Min Lee

BMC Public Health , 25 Jun 2007

The relationship between anti-HPV-16 IgG seropositivity and cancer of the cervix, anogenital organs, oral cavity and pharynx, oesophagus and prostate in a black South African population

Freddy Sitas et al.

Infectious Agents and Cancer , 02 Mar 2007