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The soft palate comprises the posterior one-third of the palate. It has a mucosal lining, which is covered with mucous secreting salivary glands.
The soft palate is composed entirely of various muscle fibers, meaning it doesn’t have any bony structure. The musculature is comprised of five main structures including the musculus uvulae, the tensor veli palatini, the levator veli palatini, the palatopharyngeus muscle and the palatoglossus muscle.
0:09 Definition of the soft palate
0:30 Borders of the soft palate
1:48 Histological notes
2:00 Muscles of the soft palate
2:20 Nerve supply/Innervation
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