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Palatine Tonsils: The paired palatine tonsils are one type of tonsil and a part of the immune system. They are located in the oropharynx and are visible in the far back of the mouth. The palatine tonsils protect the body from potential infection of invading pathogens into the respiratory system and the digestive system. They possibly play a role in fighting pharyngeal infections and upper respiratory infections.
The palatine tonsils are made up of lymphatic tissue and contain lymphocytes within tonsillar crypts. Conditions that can afflict the palatine tonsils include tonsillitis, tonsilloliths, and pharyngeal cancer.
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