soft palate


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Synonyms for soft palate

a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking

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Drinking water can stop the secretions in your nose and soft palate from becoming sticky when you are dehydrated, so ensuring you are having enough water each day can help stop snoring.
If your dog has frequent bouts of reverse sneezing with no obvious cause, have his soft palate checked for inflammation and to rule out an abnormally long soft palate.
Foveae palatinae, commonly written as fovea palatine or palatine fovea, are two small pits or depressions in the posterior aspect of the palatal mucosa, one on each side of the midline, at or near the attachment of the soft palate to the hard palate.
Here, we are presenting the cases of pleomorphic adenomas of minor salivary glands where highest number of cases is seen in soft palate (12 cases out of 34) but majority of cases are from sites other than aerodigestive tract (21 cases out of total 34).
The primary cleft palate consists of lip and premaxilla, whereas the secondary cleft palate comprises the hard palate and soft palate (Edmonds et al.
These motions of the larynx as shown by us cause analogous movements to the soft palate and both contribute strongly to an easy and flexible emission of the vocal sound.
4, 5) Various studies have been conducting for the dimensional analysis of the soft palate morphologies including its surrounding structures, but little attention has been paid to the varied soft palate morphology and configuration.
This is the passage connecting the nasal cavity behind the nose to the top of the throat behind the soft palate.
They describe the anatomy and embryology of the cleft lip and palate, general anesthetic considerations, and international surgical outreach initiatives; the role of pediatric dentists and orthodontists in the presurgical treatment of infants; primary cleft lip repair with rhinoplasty; primary repair of clefts of the hard and soft palate and alveolus; secondary cleft lip rhinoplasty; the surgical management of cleft-related midface deformity; revision cleft lip and palate surgery; and velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) helps people with sleep apnea sleep soundly by forcing air into their lungs and preventing the soft palate from collapsing.
A Snoring is the noise produced by the vibration of the soft palate (top of mouth) and the upper respiratory tract.
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Generally, the mechanism is the vibration of the soft palate (the back part of the roof of the mouth which has no bony support) during breathing.
THE DURATION OF SOME SYMPTOMS OF WOUND HEALING, DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY OF DEFECT (IN DAYS) Signs of early process Ponderosity of pathology CCP CCLP-1 Pallor of soft palate 3 [+ or -] 0 3 [+ or -] 1 Edema of tissues of 3.