Relaxation or elongation of the uvula. SYN: falling palate, staphylodialysis, staphyloptosis, uvulaptosis. [uvulo- + G. ptosis, a falling]

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uvu·lop·to·sis (u″vu-lop-toґsis) (u″vu-lo-toґsis) [uvula + -ptosis] elongation or relaxation of the palate.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • uvuloptosis — estado caído o relajado del paladar. Cionoptosis Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

  • staphyloptosis — SYN: uvuloptosis. [staphylo + G. ptosis, a falling] * * * staph·yl·op·to·sis (staf″əl op toґsis) uvuloptosis …   Medical dictionary

  • Palate — The roof of the mouth. The front portion is bony (hard palate), and the back portion is muscular (soft palate). * * * The bony and muscular partition between the oral and nasal cavities. SYN: palatum [TA], roof of mouth, uraniscus. [L. palatum, p …   Medical dictionary

  • staphylodialysis — SYN: uvuloptosis. [staphylo + G. dialysis, a separation] …   Medical dictionary

  • uvulaptosis — SYN: uvuloptosis …   Medical dictionary

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