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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

uvula

a fleshy structure hanging from the back of the soft palate in human beings, the function of which is unclear.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

u·vu·la

, pl. uvulae (yū'vyū-lă, -lē) [TA]
An appendant fleshy mass.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. uva, a grape, the uvula]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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But 'it is not the uvula that is causing the infection.
Symptoms like trismus ([chi-square] = 30.39, p <0.001), halitosis ([chi-square] =12.14, p = 0.007), uvula edema ([chi-square] = 27.01, p < 0.001), and unilateral swelling of the arched palate ([chi-square] = 60.11, p <0.001) were observed to be helpful clinical characteristics to identify peritonsillar abscess.
This exam showed that the patient's uvula was deviated toward the left (Figure 1).
Mode 6 was a combined vibration of the soft palate and the uvula. It showed a 2nd-order distortion, which has too complicated of a movement to describe.
The patients analyzed in the present study exhibited multiple lesions in the oral cavity caused by syphilis with the exception of patient 7, who exhibited a lesion in the uvula only.
Last week, Belo Medical Group unveiled the Fotona Nightlase, a laser treatment that aims to tighten the uvula, soft palate and the surrounding tissues to reduce palatal snoring.
A review of the previous cases of this defect indicates that the most common clinical findings in such patients include maxillo-mandibular hypoplasia, microstomia, micrognathia, hypertrophy of salivary glands and mylohyoid muscle, palatal-grooving and a conspious uvula. Oligodontia is a frequent finding and most cases presented with congenitally missing mandibular incisors.13
The tourniquet syndrome may occur in different parts of the body, particularly in toes, fingers, penis, clitoris, labia, neck and uvula. It is an emergency condition that induces progressive edema, ischaemia and tissue necrosis and can lead to autoamputation of digits or other strangulated structures.