The section of the pharynx that lies above the soft palate. [ MP : 0002251 http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/cwg ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

definition
  • The section of the pharynx that lies above the soft palate.
depicted by
  • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/Illu_pharynx.jpg
external definition
  • The uppermost of the three regions of the throat (pharynx), situated behind the nasal cavity and extending from the posterior nares to the level above the soft palate. [TFD][VHOG]
has exact synonym
  • rhinopharynx
  • nasal part of pharynx
has related synonym
  • Nasenrachenraum
  • epipharynx
  • pars nasalis pharyngis
has relational adjective
  • nasopharyngeal
id
  • UBERON:0001728
taxon notes
  • In humans - in front it communicates through the choanae with the nasal cavities. On its lateral wall is the pharyngeal ostium of the auditory tube, somewhat triangular in shape, and bounded behind by a firm prominence, the torus tubarius or cushion, caused by the medial end of the cartilage of the tube which elevates the mucous membrane