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Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty   Listen
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

noun
1.
Surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea).  Synonyms: palatopharyngoplasty, PPP, UPPP.






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