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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 2/14/2006 12:24:49 PM EST
Does the body break it down, does it rot, is it ALL coughed up in time, do the cilia bring it up, or what?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:28:50 PM EST
this isn't specific to food but may have the answer to some of your questions.

outside.away.com/outside/environment/200203/200203wildfile.adp
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:39:17 PM EST
It will almost always get coughed up. Lungs do not like solid or liquid invaders & will reject it; or at least attempt to.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:51:28 PM EST
Not too much... you'll just die.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:54:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 3:55:13 PM EST by DienBienPhu54]
I heard sometimes paralyzed people try to swallow food and it can go down the wrong tube and can cause an infection, they call it aspirations.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:55:52 PM EST
The eppiglottis (sp) spasms. It will not permit solids or fluids to go down there.

When you drown, it spasms shut.

If you are coughing.....The bit is bounceing around on the eppiglottis.
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