The soft palate retracts and elevates during speech to separate the oral cavity (mouth) from the nasal cavity in order to produce the oral speech sounds. If this separation is incomplete, air escapes through the nose, causing the speech to be perceived as hyper nasal. While sneezing it protects nasal passage by diverting a part of substance to be thrown out to mouth.
|levator veli palatini||deglutition||Vagus nerve via pharyngeal plexus|
|tensor veli palatini||deglutition||mandibular nerve|
|palatoglossus||respiration||Vagus nerve via pharyngeal plexus|
|palatopharyngeus||respiration||Vagus nerve via pharyngeal plexus|
|musculus uvulae||moves uvula||Vagus nerve via pharyngeal plexus|
Publication No. WO/2010/054603 Published on May 20, Chinese Inventors Develop Soft Palate Adjustable Support, Implantation Method
May 20, 2010; GENEVA, May 20 -- Xiangmin Zhang and Xing Zhou, both of China, have developed a adjustable support for soft palate and implanting...
Wipo Publishes Patent of Zhang Xiangmin, Zhou Xing for "Soft Palate Support Having Layered Structure and Implanting Method" (Chinese Inventors)
Jan 04, 2013; GENEVA, Jan. 4 -- Publication No. WO/2012/174954 was published on Dec. 27.Title of the invention: "SOFT PALATE SUPPORT HAVING...