OBJECTIVE: To examine the location where the reaction is triggered swallowing in subjects without pathology. METHODS: We selected 20 individuals of both sexes, with no underlying disease, aged between 20 and 50 years old. All patients underwent a prior history to find no difficulty in swallowing and thus be included in the survey. After, they were referred for video fluoroscopy examination, performed at the Hospital of the city of Passo Fundo, which the swallowing reaction was observed during ingestion of pasty, two events in the lateral position. The examination was recorded for later analysis, being performed by two examiners properly trained. RESULTS: 20 subjects performed 40 swallows, noting that these, the reaction of swallowing occurred in the following locations: eight (40%) were in palatopharyngeal pillar, 14 (70%) in the vallecula, 14 (70%) in the tongue base and 4 (20%) in addicted the epiglottis. CONCLUSION: The results of this study may point out that the reaction of swallowing in patients without underlying disease can vary from site, and triggered a greater percentage in the region of the vallecula and tongue base, important data for the rehabilitation work of the swallowing function in patients with dysphagia.