Title: Scheme survey uvula (soft palate)
Uvula, adult human.
1. nasal side: pseudostratified columnar ciliated epithelium (respiratory epithelium)
2. oral side: non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium
3. mixed glands (pharyngeal glands)
4. uvular muscle
5. mucous palatine glands
Keywords/Mesh: oral cavity, mouth, soft palate, uvula, lining mucosa, exocrine gland, mucous gland, histology, POJA collection
Title: Survey of uvula (soft palate)
Stain Azan, adult human. At the left (oral side, non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium); at the right (nasal side, same epithelium at this level).
In the submucosa mainly mucous palatine glands are localized.
At the top, reddish-stained striated muscle of the uvular muscle between the mucous palatine (left) and mixed pharyngeal (right) glands.
The uvular tip is richly vascularized.
Title: Uvula 1 (soft palate)
Stain Azan, human. Detail of the uvula at the oral side; non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium. Note richly vascularized lamina propria. In the submucosa mainly mucous palatine glands with draining ducts.
Title: Uvula 2 (soft palate)
Stain Azan, human. Detail of the uvula at the nasal side shows the border between the non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium (right, oral side) and pseudostratified columnar epithelium (left, nasal side). The lamina propria is composed of dense connective tissue. At the bottom part of a blood-filled cyst.