musculus uvulae


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mus·cle of u·vu·la

[TA]
intrinsic muscle of soft palate; origin, posterior nasal spine; insertion, forms chief bulk of the uvula; action, raises the uvula; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus.

u·vu·lar mus·cle

(ū'vyū-lăr mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, posterior nasal spine; insertion, forms chief bulk of the uvula; action, raises the uvula; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus.
Synonym(s): musculus uvulae [TA] , muscle of uvula.
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(5) Features of the occult cleft palate include a flat nasal velum (reflecting a hypoplastic musculus uvulae), with or without visible diastasis of the velar musculature.
[12] Shprintzen et al performed nasopharyngoscopy on 25 patients with a bifid uvula and found that the musculus uvulae was absent in 19.