the section of the pharynx that lies above the soft palate [ MP:0002251 ]

Synonyms: nasal part of pharynx rhinopharynx

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Term information

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uberon_slim, pheno_slim

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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]

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pars nasalis pharyngis

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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