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uvula

 [u´vu-lah]
1. any hanging, fleshy mass.
2. palatine uvula. adj., adj u´vular.
uvula of bladder a rounded elevation at the bladder neck in males, formed by convergence of muscle fibers terminating in the urethra. Called also uvula vesicae.
bifid uvula bifurcation of the uvula, an incomplete form of cleft palate.
uvula cerebel´li uvula vermis.
uvula palati´na (palatine uvula) the small, fleshy mass hanging from the soft palate above the root of the tongue.
Features of the oral cavity, including the uvula. From Applegate, 2000.
uvula ver´mis the part of the vermis of the cerebellum between the pyramid and nodule; it is a lobule that forms the posterior limit of the fourth ventricle. Called also uvula cerebelli.
uvula vesi´cae urina´riae uvula of bladder.

u·vu·la

, pl.

u·vu·li

(yū'vyū-lă, -lī), [TA]
An appendant fleshy mass; a structure bearing a fancied resemblance to the palatine uvula.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. uva, a grape, the uvula]

uvula

/uvu·la/ (u´vu-lah) pl. u´vulae   [L.]
1. a pendant, fleshy mass.
2. palatine u.u´vular

uvula of bladder  a rounded elevation at the bladder neck, formed by convergence of muscle fibers terminating in the urethra.
uvula of cerebellum  u. vermis.
palatine uvula  the small, fleshy mass hanging from the soft palate above the root of the tongue.
uvula ver´mis  the part of the vermis of the cerebellum between the pyramid and nodule.

uvula

(yo͞o′vyə-lə)
n.
A small, fleshy mass of tissue, especially that which hangs from the soft palate above the base of the tongue.

uvula

[yo̅o̅′vyələ] pl. uvulae
Etymology: L, uva, grape
the small cone-shaped process suspended in the mouth from the middle of the posterior border of the soft palate, especially the uvula palatina. uvular, adj.

u·vu·la

, pl. uvulae (ū'vyū-lă, -lē) [TA]
An appendant fleshy mass; a structure bearing a fancied resemblance to the palatine uvula.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. uva, a grape, the uvula]

uvula

The small fleshy protuberance that hangs from the middle of the free edge of the soft PALATE. Like the rest of the soft palate, the uvula is composed of muscle and connective tissue covered by MUCOUS MEMBRANE.

uvula

a fleshy structure hanging from the back of the soft palate in human beings, the function of which is unclear.

u·vu·la

, pl. uvulae (yū'vyū-lă, -lē) [TA]
An appendant fleshy mass.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. uva, a grape, the uvula]

uvula (ū´vūlə),

n a general term indicating a pendent fleshy mass.
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Uvula.
uvula, bifid,
n a congenital cleft resulting in a split uvula.
uvula, palatine,
n a small, fleshy mass hanging from the posterior soft palate.

uvula

pl. uvulae [L.] a small median prolongation of the soft palate occurring in humans and pigs.

uvula of bladder
a rounded elevation at the neck of the bladder, formed by convergence of muscle fibers terminating in the urethra. Called also uvula vesicae.
uvula cerebelli
a lobule that is the posterior limit of the fourth ventricle of the brain. Called also uvula vermis.
palatine uvula, uvula palatina
the small, fleshy mass hanging from the soft palate above the root of the tongue.
uvula vermis
the part of the vermis of the cerebellum between the pyramid and nodule.
uvula vesicae
uvula of bladder.
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Excision of the necrotic portion the uvula has been described (4) and could be an alternative to conservative therapy if the necrotic part of the uvula is sharply demonstrated.
The main culprit of snoring is usually excess vibration of the soft palate and uvula or the blockage of nasal passages, so medical staff at The Private Clinic, which also has a consultation room in Edgbaston, removed the uvula along with trimming down some of the bones in Dr Greaves' nose in October.
It is true that, in the few minutes taken to speak with the man whose uvula seemed to him to be too large, one might be able to console him over the death of his wife from throat cancer, and to reassure him that his uvula was within the limits of normal.
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Right sided palsy of CN X led to dysphonia (hoarseness), dysphagia, dysarthria and left uvula deviation.
The typical surgery for sleep apnea--uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)--removes the uvula and excessive fatty tissue in the oropharynx in order to widen the upper airway and allow airflow during sleep.
The patient may have large tonsils, excess tissue in the soft palate, or a particularly long and floppy uvula.
At this point the uvula closes the nose space and the epiglottis closes the trachea so that the food/drink is forced into the oesophagus, leaving a thin coating in the human throat.
The way to do this is to sit them down and discuss sex in a very frank manner, the way they did in your high school health class, intoning in a solemn voice: 'The female sex organs consist of the pupa, the uvula, the medina, the hyphen, the sui genesis and the tubes; the male organs consist of the seminole vessel, the vast difference, the pendula and the contrabassoon.
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They are not the hanging flaps in the center--those are the uvula.
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