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Tongue Makes the Difference in How Fish and Mammals Chew

Animals  (tags: Tongue, Mammals Chew, Fish, Research )

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New research from Brown University shows that fish and mammals chew differently. Fish use tongue muscles to thrust food backward, while mammals use tongue muscles to position food for grinding.

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Toni C. (508)
Monday July 4, 2011, 12:07 am
Noted, and thanks, Nancy, for the article. I am a head and neck cancer survivor, and you really don't understand what an important role the tongue plays in your life until you lose it. I had a complete glossectomy with neck disection... in other words, they removed 85% of my tongue, leaving a small ball located in the back of my mouth... I had to learn how to eat, using the index finger of my left hand to move the food around in my mouth, my voice changed and still have trouble wording... the lower part of my face is paralyzed because nerves were severed during surgery... in other words, I'm a mess... Stay healthy!!

Danuta Watola (1260)
Monday July 4, 2011, 2:46 am

MmAWAY M. (483)
Wednesday July 6, 2011, 11:40 am
Thank you Nancy!
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