Levator veli palatini muscle

The levator veli palatini muscle is one of the 5 paired muscles of the soft palate. It is a cylindrical muscle which together form a V-shaped sling behind and above the soft palate.


Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 52964
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Levator veli palatini muscles
  • Levator palatini muscles
  • Levator palati muscles
  • Levator palati muscle
  • Levator palatini muscle

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