The palatine uvula, usually referred to as simply the uvula / ˈ juː v j ə l ə /, is a conic projection from the posterior edge of the middle of the soft palate, composed of connective tissue containing a number of racemose glands, and some muscular fibers (musculus uvulae). Contents 1 ... - read more
If you were born without a uvula but have had no problems, there’s no reason to worry. The uvula plays a role in swallowing, speech and Eustachian tube functions. During swallowing, the soft palate closes the nasal passage so food goes down the throat and not into the nose. - read more
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