Translation of tonsil in Spanish:

tonsil

amígdala, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈtɒns(ə)l//ˈtɑnsəl//ˈtɒnsɪl/

noun

Anatomy

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    amígdala feminine
    he had his tonsils out lo operaron de las amígdalas
    • Other parts of the lymphatic system are the spleen, thymus, bone marrow and tonsils.
    • Sometimes surgery is needed to remove tonsils or extra tissue from the throat.
    • Perhaps if I do relent and have them out, I should also book in to have my tonsils and appendix removed as well, just in case.
    • The problem can sometimes be fixed if the tonsils are taken out, if a machine is used to help breathing at night, or if the child loses weight.
    • Doctors cannot usually tell the difference just by looking at the tonsils.
    • If the throat is narrower to start with, for example because the tonsils are enlarged, it is easier for the throat muscles to close and block the airway.
    • The tonsils were moderately enlarged with no deviation of the uvula.
    • Oral cancers occur in the mouth and the back of the throat, the tonsil, tongue, lip and voice box.
    • It is possible that the ‘breath holding’ episodes the child exhibited previously were in fact intermittent and momentary obstruction of the glottis by the tonsil.
    • Surgical removal of tonsils, nasal polyps or other tissue impinging on the airway also may relieve sleep apnea.
    • The tonsils are the two masses of tissue on either side of the back of the throat.
    • The tonsils normally help to filter out bacteria and other microorganisms to aid the body in fighting infection.
    • This will help prevent complications such as rheumatic fever or an abscess around the tonsils.
    • This throat membrane usually covers the tonsils and is a dirty grey colour.
    • Sometimes a secondary bacterial infection of the tonsils occurs, and this is usually treated with the antibiotic penicillin.
    • The tonsils and the back of the throat may look red, swollen, and dotted with whitish or yellowish specks of pus.
    • A programme of testing several thousand pathological specimens of appendixes and tonsils was started.
    • The major parts of the system are the bone marrow, spleen, thymus gland, lymph nodes, and the tonsils.
    • Enlarged adenoids or tonsils, which are at the back of the throat, may block the Eustachian tube.
    • If the abscess is located in the distal part of the tonsil, puncture of the carotid artery can occur.