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Elevation of the palate, which closes the valve, is accomplished exclusively by contraction of the levator palati muscles, which form a sling-like structure running through the palate and pharynx.
Chronic excess nasality can only be improved by learning to control the levator palati muscles.
Traction on the uvula during its amputation should be avoided because this would result in excessive shortening of the uvula and interruption of the insertions of the levator palati muscles into the muscularis uvula.

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