The soft palate (also known as the velum, palatal velum, or muscular palate) is, in mammals, the soft tissue constituting the back of the roof of the mouth. The soft palate is part of the palate of the mouth; the other part is the hard palate. The soft palate is distinguished from the hard palate at the front of the mouth in that it does not contain bone.

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Soft palate
Upper respiratory system, with soft palate labeled near center.
Details
ArteryLesser palatine arteries, ascending palatine artery
NervePharyngeal branch of vagus nerve, medial pterygoid nerve, lesser palatine nerves, glossopharyngeal nerve[1]
Identifiers
LatinPalatum molle, velum palatinum
MeSHD010160
TA98A05.1.01.104
A05.2.01.003
TA22780
FMA55021
Anatomical terminology
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