Palate: anatomical and functional

2021-02-13 12:00 AM

The nasopharynx is surrounded by the sore throat and tonsils, which can become inflamed when infected, it contains adenoids, fights infection and opens the Eustachian tubes.

By definition, the palate is the upper part of the throat behind the nose. It is a part of the oropharynx, consisting of three separate segments: the nasopharynx, the pharynx, and the nasopharynx.

Images of the palate

The palate is 2 to 3 cm wide and 3 to 4 cm long and is located behind the nasal fossa inside the occipital bone. The palate is the space above the soft palate behind the nose and connects the nose to the mouth, allowing nasal breathing. The soft palate separates the palate from the palate, located just below the soft palate.

The palate remains open even as the surrounding muscles flex so that the patient can continue to perform respiratory functions. The arch of the throat is surrounded by the sore throat and tonsils, which can become inflamed during infection. It contains adenoids, fights infections and opens the Eustachian ducts, leading to the ear. It provides a major drainage path for lymphatic fluid and usually flows into the throat, nose or ears.