Medical Pictures
The most complete database of medical pictures on the internet.


Search Google

Custom Search

Search our sties

Pictures, Images and  Photos

Medical Videos


Lingual tonsil picture

The lingual tonsils are a pair of oval-shaped organs located at the back of the tongue behind the foramen cecum and the sulcus terminalis in the mucous membrane covering the tongue. They enlarge gradually from birth to about seven years of age and then shrinks. Each oval consists of a large number of lymphoid follicles. The lingual tonsils are part of the lymphatic system and are important to the body's defense against infection. They are composed of lymphoid tissue, which contains germ-killing cells. The tonsils help protect against upper respiratory tract infection.

Picture of lingual tonsil



Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons    Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

Please if using the images ling back to this site. Direct linking is acceptable.

This web site is intended for your own informational purposes only. No person or entity associated with this web site purports to be engaging in the practice of medicine through this medium. The information you receive is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a physician or other health care professional. If you have an illness or medical problem, contact your health care provider.  

Medical Pictures and Photos and Images