Infant hard and soft palates
The roof of the mouth is comprised of the hard palate and the soft palate. These structures separate the nasal cavity from the mouth.
Last reviewed 11/14/2011 by Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section on Medical Genetics, Winston-Salem, NC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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