oa South African Medical Journal - The palatal tunnel
|Article Title||The palatal tunnel|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Jan 1969|
|Pages||31 - 32|
|Keyword(s)||Anatomy, Paediatrics, Palatal tunnel and Sucking|
The shape of the baby's palate is not related to the tongue but to the nipple. The palate acts as a roof and the tongue as a floor for a palatal tunnel traversed by a nipple behind whose lacteals the baby's gums fix.
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