roof of the mouth

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Synonyms for roof of the mouth

the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities

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20 ( ANI ): Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when the tissues that form the roof of the mouth and the upper lip fail to fuse from one or both sides.
A red, flat, subtle lesion frequently affecting different areas including the roof of the mouth, dorsum of the tongue, cheeks and can be associated with desquamation and even with some whitish stippling.
* During sleep, muscles in the throat, tongue, soft palate (the tissues at the back of the roof of the mouth), and the upper airway relax.
The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia.
Symptoms may include runny nose, sneezing hoarseness, dry cough due to chest infection, dullness of hearing and redness of the pharynx, tonsils and roof of the mouth (soft palate).
The report found that 28 per cent of babies with a cleft that affects the roof of the mouth alone are diagnosed outside of this target, with five per cent remaining undiagnosed until after one month of age.
Orofacial clefts occur when the lips or the roof of the mouth do not fuse properly during the early weeks of pregnancy.
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.
A cleft lip is a hole in the lip that has caused the lip to not fully form, and a cleft palate is a hole in the roof of the mouth.
It is caused when separate parts of the face do not join up properly during development in the womb, leaving a gap in the upper lip and roof of the mouth.
The tongue traps the water against the ridged roof of the mouth. As the tongue moves in and out again and again for subsequent laps, captured bits of liquid travel back.
Approximately 1 centimeter in diameter, the patches can adhere to any oral mucosal surface, such as the roof of the mouth or inside the cheek.
When Mrs Hind and her husband arrived they found Mrs Blowers had suffered burns to her bottom lip, gums and roof of the mouth and noticed she had been sick.
A consortium of scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health reported today that it has identified two human genes that, when inherited in a slightly altered form, may play a role in causing cleft lip and/or palate (roof of the mouth), one of the world's most common congenital malformations.