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Lips Cheeks And Palate
...  of the soft palate, a suspended extension called the palatine uvula can be found. When a person swallows, the soft palate and the uvula are pushed upward. This action is vital because it closes the nasopharynx and stops the food from being admitted into the airway. Two muscular folds called the plossopalatine arch (anterior) and the pharyngopalatine arch (posterior) can be found along the  ...

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