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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 palate

n
(Anatomy) the posterior fleshy portion of the roof of the mouth. It forms a movable muscular flap that seals off the nasopharynx during swallowing and speech

pal•ate

(ˈpæl ɪt)

n.
1. the roof of the mouth in mammals, consisting of an anterior bony portion (hard palate) and a posterior fleshy portion (soft palate) that separate the oral cavity from the nasal cavity.
2. the sense of taste: a dinner to delight the palate.
3. intellectual or aesthetic taste.
[1350–1400; Middle English palat < Latin palātum]

soft palate

(sôft)
See under palate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soft palate - a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speakingsoft palate - a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
uvula - a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate
palate, roof of the mouth - the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
flap - a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
Translations
měkké patro
weicher Gaumen
kitapurje

soft palate

npalato molle
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Examination of the throat under general anaesthesia is most commonly used to assess the soft palate, pharynx and larynx.
With the help of its internal muscular fibres, the uvula also aids the soft palate in sealing off the passageway between your throat and your nose when you swallow and speak, helping to make sure bits of food or liquid don't go up your nose and that the air and vocal vibrations are directed out of your mouth and not your nostrils.
Impalement injuries of the soft palate and oropharynx are common in children.
Her physical examination revealed a lesion of the soft palate that was erythematous and papular in nature (figure 1).
The dentists who examined the man&nbsp;noticed a "circular-shaped lesion" on his soft palate.
Septorhinoplasty does not provide complete correction of snoring in conditions that are not due to problems only in the nose, such as sagging of the soft palate and bulking of the soft palate-uvula tissue and/or the tongue.
"She also had a broken tooth and a soft tissue injury to her soft palate on the right hand side.
Sleeping on your side stops the base of your tongue and soft palate from collapsing to the back wall of your throat that usually happens when you sleep on your back.
Intraorally, a large blood filled, painless, and raised round vesicle with dark red in color measuring about 2.0 cm in diameter was found in the posterior to the hard palate, extending toward soft palate [Figure 3].
To the best of our knowledge, this case is the largest pleomorphic adenoma of the soft palate which has been excised via a mandibular swing procedure.
In the operation, following the excision of oral mass, incomplete cleft palate was surprisingly seen in the soft palate. In the histopathologic examination of the mass, the fat tissue was painted by S100 and surface epithelium with pancreatin [4].
It is generally caused by a spasm of the soft palate on the roof of your dog's mouth.