• split uvula
  • Newborns with cleft palate often also have a split uvula. (wikipedia.org)
  • The primary manifestations of Loeys-Dietz syndrome are arterial tortuosity (winding course of blood vessels), widely spaced eyes (hypertelorism), wide or split uvula, and aneurysms at the aortic root. (wikipedia.org)
  • Findings of hypertelorism (widely spaced eyes), bifrid or split uvula, and skin findings such as easy bruising or abnormal scars may distinguish Loys-Dietz from Marfan syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • Presence of split uvula is a differentiating characteristic from Marfan Syndrome, as well as the severity of the heart defects. (wikipedia.org)
  • tongue
  • Uvulars are consonants articulated with the back of the tongue against or near the uvula, that is, further back in the mouth than velar consonants. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is pronounced somewhat like the voiceless velar stop [k], but with the middle of the tongue further back on the velum, against or near the uvula. (wikipedia.org)
  • When the uvula touches the throat or tongue, it can cause sensations like gagging or choking, although there is no foreign matter present. (wikipedia.org)
  • In phonetics and phonology, a uvular stop is a type of consonantal sound, made with the back of the tongue in contact the uvula, which hangs down in front of the throat (hence uvular), held tightly enough to block the passage of air (hence a stop consonant). (wikipedia.org)
  • back
  • In a small number of people, the uvula does not close properly against the back of the throat, causing a condition known as velopharyngeal insufficiency or VPI. (wikipedia.org)
  • Due to the action of coughing preventing the uvula from blocking the nasopharynx, liquid may be expelled back through the nose. (wikipedia.org)