08
Jul
09

Tonsils


Was having a sore throat off late. My room mate asked if I have got tonsils… and I did not know what it meant.

Are tonsils already in your system? Does “having tonsils” mean having more of tonsils or less of it?

A web-definition of Tonsil is

The tonsils are two clumps of tissue, on either side of the throat, embedded in a pocket at the side of the palate (roof of the mouth).  The lower edge of each tonsil is beside the tongue…way in the back of the throat.

Now this means that Tonsils exist in even a healthy body. So when someone says that he/she’s got tonsils, it probably means less or more of the tissue. Lemme figure this out.

The tonsils act as part of the immune system to help protect against infection. Tonsils tend to reach their largest size near puberty, and they gradually undergo atrophy thereafter. However, they are largest relative to the diameter of the throat in young children, and tonsillectomy (surgical removal of tonsils) may be indicated if they are obstructing the airway or interfering with swallowing. Also, when tonsils become overly enlarged or inflamed (tonsillitis), they may need to be surgically removed.

Probably this is what is meant by “having tonsils”, enlarging of the tonsil gland.

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