Tonsils Function

What do Tonsils Do? What is Their Function?

We know they get sore. We know that can become infected. We know that sometimes they need to be removed. But what are tonsils function?

Here’s a look at where tonsils are located:

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According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, tonsils and adenoids are part of the lymphatic system. Tonsils are in the back of the throat. Adenoids are located higher up, (see figure above), behind your nose. Both help protect the body from infection by trapping germs coming in through the mouth and nose.

Tonsils function

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