Almonds (tonsile) is an organ of the lymphatic system. In the human organism we find more kinds almonds, some of which occur in pairs. Such as lymph nodes are part of the immune system

Almonds story (also almonds neck, palatine tonsile)

Couple light pink lymph bundles, located on both sides of the back of the neck, between two bunk arches. When you open your mouth almonds are clearly visible. Previously their removal in children common precautionary measure, allowing to prevent viral and bacterial diseases, mainly reoccurrence of tonsillitis. Today, this surgery has rarely accessed. Indeed tonsils meet in the human body and its purpose and in particular the entry of infection in the upper respiratory tract. Almonds are the largest in childhood, due to puberty begin to dwindle.

Almonds nose (tonsile pharyngea)

Lymphatic tissue in the lining of the nasopharynx. Like almonds cervical act as defenses against infections. If overcome infection (e.g., repeated fever), the protection function is, however, contrary fading and almonds take on size. This condition is referred to as adenoids and is typical especially for small children. It manifests with difficulty breathing through the nose, hearing loss, nasal speech and facial facies termed as adenoidae (open mouth, dull expression, a tapered face). Often accesses the complete removal of the tonsils – adenoidectomy.

Almonds language (tonsile lingual)

Unpaired almonds. In summary, what we call bundles of lymph tissue at the root of the tongue.

Paired almonds (tonsile tubaria)

Paired almonds, which is located at the mouth of the Eustachian tube.