What Really Happens When Food Goes Down the ‘Wrong Pipe’?

Your average person isn’t expected to be well-versed in the linguistics of human anatomy, which is how we wind up with guns for biceps and noggins for heads. So when swallowing something is followed by throat irritation or coughing, the fleeting bit of discomfort is often described as food “going down the wrong pipe.” But what’s actually happening?

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/633761/what-really-happens-when-food-goes-down-wrong-pipe

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