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Textbook Problem

Which of the following elevates the soft palate?

A. Palatoglossal muscle

B. Levatorveli palatine muscle

C. Mylohyoid muscles

D. Palatopharyngeal muscle

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

The oral cavity, or mouth, comprises the tongue, which is found on the floor of the oral cavity. The tongue is made up of two kinds of muscles, namely intrinsic muscles and extrinsic muscles. It is primarily responsible for swallowing of the chewed food, and also help in speech.

Explanation

Explanation for the correct answer:

Option (b) is given as levator veli palatine muscle. The soft palate shuts off the opening found between the oral pharynx and the nasal cavity by moving upward and backward at the time of swallowing. The levator veli palatine muscle is responsible for elevating the soft palate. Hence, option (b) is the correct answer.

Explanation for the incorrect answers:

Option (a) is given as palatoglossal muscle...

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