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soft pal·ate

[TA]
the posterior muscular portion of the palate, forming an incomplete septum between the mouth and the oropharynx and between the oropharynx and the nasopharynx.

soft palate

n.
The movable fold, consisting of muscular fibers enclosed in a mucous membrane, that is suspended from the rear of the hard palate and closes off the nasal cavity from the oral cavity during swallowing or sucking.

soft pal·ate

(sawft pal'ăt) [TA]
The posterior muscular portion of the palate, forming an incomplete septum between the mouth and the oropharynx, and between the oropharynx and the nasopharynx.
Synonym(s): velum palatinum.

soft palate

The mobile flap of muscle covered with mucous membrane that is attached to the rear edge of the hard palate. The soft palate seals off the cavity of the nose from the mouth during swallowing.

Soft palate

The structure at the roof of the mouth that separates the mouth and the pharynx.
Mentioned in: Snoring

soft pal·ate

(sawft pal'ăt) [TA]
Posterior muscular portion of palate, forming an incomplete septum between mouth and oropharynx and between oropharynx and nasopharynx.
Synonym(s): velum palatinum.
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As the soft palate is too long and sometimes too thick, there are various techniques for shortening and thinning the palate so that it no longer causes an obstruction.
Impalement injuries of the soft palate in children: review of 131 cases.
[19,20] It has been demonstrated that obese patients with OSAS have a larger tongue and a soft palate; therefore, they have a smaller airway.
Angina bullosa hemorrhagica of the soft palate: A clinical study of 16 cases.
The whole encapsulated mass was excised from the soft palate and left parapharyngeal space via a submucosal dissection (Figures 3 and 4).
Red and white lesion in the region of the soft palate
Initially, it was determined whether the foveae palatinae were present or not in the soft palate mucosa.
Caption: Arrows in this CT scan point to a nasopharyngeal polyp on the top of a cat's soft palate.
Though the singly highest incidence of pleomorphic adenoma of minor salivary glands was noted in soft palate (Figure-1) in our study (12 cases out of 34), most cases (21 cases out of 34) were in sites other than aerodigestive tract.
Hanging soft palate was grasped with towel and pulled out.
Soft palate length: the distance from PNS to the tip of the soft palate or uvula (UP)
We recently encountered a patient with a unique pattern of injury to the soft palate. By reporting this case, we aim to broaden knowledge ofrecognition and management of palatal laceration and emphasize the importance of recognizing the oral signs of child abuse for all medical professionals.