Soft Palate

Soft Palate The structure indicated is the soft palate. The hard and soft palates form the roof of the oral cavity. The oral cavity opens anteriorly on the face via the oral fissure. Posteriorly the oral cavity opens into the oropharynx via oropharyngeal isthmus. The floor is formed mainly of the tongue and surrounding soft tissue. Laterally, the oral cavity is bounded by the muscular cheeks. The hard palate forms the anterior portion of the roof of the oral cavity and consists of a plate of bone (from the maxilla and palatine bones) covered in mucosa. Posteriorly, the soft palate …

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