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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The endoscopic examination of posterior end of oral cavity, pharynx and larynx revealed presence of elongated soft palate and everted laryngeal saccules.
Narrow nostrils, elongated soft palate and everted laryngeal ventricles (Harvey, 1982a; Harvey, 1982b; Harvey, 1982c; Lorinson et al.
Together, stenotic nares and elongated soft palates comprise the vast majority of abnormalities in brachycephalic cats.
Surgery to shorten a cat's soft palate can result in a soft palate that is too short.
We report the case of an adult who developed an isolated-solitary papilloma on the margin of the soft palate 1 month after he had undergone a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
The hard and soft palates were examined by visual inspection and palpation.
Erosion of the external structures of the face has not been as extensively described, nor have oronasal fistulas that involve structures other than the hard or soft palate.