Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 47 - The Digestive System - Figure 47.7 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

Choking occurs when some object jams the swallowing mechanism, as when something cannot move on into the esophagus but also cannot be pushed back forward.

Work Step by Step

Choking is like the proverbial wrench in an engine. The wrench jams two parts to prevent the whole mechanism from continuing, as does an object which causes choking.
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