Passavant ridge

palatopharyngeal ridge

a prominence on the posterior wall of the nasopharynx formed by contraction of the superior constrictor muscle of the pharynx during swallowing.

Pas·sa·vant ridge

(pasă-vănt rij)
A prominence on the posterior wall of the nasopharynx formed by contraction of the superior constrictor muscle of the pharynx during swallowing.

Passavant,

Philippas G., German physician, 1815-1893.
Passavant bar - Synonym(s): Passavant cushion
Passavant cushion - a prominence on the posterior wall of the nasopharynx formed by contraction of the superior constrictor of the pharynx during swallowing. Synonym(s): Passavant bar; Passavant pad; Passavant ridge
Passavant pad - Synonym(s): Passavant cushion
Passavant ridge - Synonym(s): Passavant cushion