hard palate


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hard palate

the anterior bony portion of the roof of the mouth, extending backwards to the soft palate

hard palate

[′härd ¦pal·ət]
(anatomy)
The anterior portion of the roof of the mouth formed by paired palatine processes of the maxillary bones and by the horizontal part of each palate bone.
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The same swelling was seen intraorally, and it had destroyed the hard palate and extended to the alveolus, where it had obliterated the gingivobuccal sulcus.
11 It is an intra-oral osseous protruberance of varying size arising along the midline suture of the hard palate.
We had to stop them piercing his hard palate but also the adult lower canines erupt inside the baby teeth.
An obturator prosthesis is designed by a prosthodontist to replace missing structural components of the maxillary arch (all of teeth on the top of your mouth, including the hard palate and associated soft tissue structures).
The Electropalatographic technique (EPG) provides information about location and timing of tongue contacts with the hard palate and the electromagnetic Articulograph (EMA) tracks the movement, in the mid-sagittal plane, of up to five miniature coils attached to themid-line of the tongue.
explosively against the hard palate a movable floor made up of the
Atrophic candidiasis presents as hyperaemic mucosa commonly found on the hard palate or dorsal tongue, and angular cheilitis presents as tender erythematous fissured oral commissures.
A postmortem report revealed Mr Fox died as a result of injuries to his head and neck which comprised of his lower jaw being broken in three places, his upper jaw also being broken, fractures to his hard palate and both cheek bones, both orbits, his nose and his voice box.
Carla received skin, underlying muscles, blood vessels, nerves, a hard palate and teeth and a double hand transplant but the limbs had to be removed after she suffered pneumonia.
The injury is thought to result from an impingement on the uvula by the device against the hard palate or posterior pharynx, leading to ischaemia.
Women smoke with burning end of the cigarette, and it is very risky affair as it likely to cause cancer of the hard palate.
In addition to the typical wart-like lesions distributed on the cere, eyelid, and face, there were also yellowish nodules below the tongue and on the hard palate.