The oral cavity - image description

The illustration shows an open mouth surrounded by the lips. Behind the upper teeth is the hard palate and behind this is the soft palate. At the back of the soft palate the throat is shown. The part of the throat shown is the oropharynx.

In the lower half of the mouth is the tongue. It extends from the front to the back of the throat. At the back of the mouth on both sides of the throat there are pink areas. These are the right and left tonsil.