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Tongue MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Tongue
Tree Number(s)
A03.556.500.885
A14.549.885
Unique ID
D014059
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014059
Annotation
/ surg: consider GLOSSECTOMY; inflammation = GLOSSITIS; tongue thrust: index TONGUE HABITS; painful or sore tongue = GLOSSALGIA
Scope Note
A muscular organ in the mouth that is covered with pink tissue called mucosa, tiny bumps called papillae, and thousands of taste buds. The tongue is anchored to the mouth and is vital for chewing, swallowing, and for speech.
NLM Classification #
WI 210
See Also
Glossectomy
Consider Also
consider also terms at GLOSS- and LINGUAL
Public MeSH Note
/abnormalities was TONGUE ABNORMALITIES 1965
History Note
/abnormalities was TONGUE ABNORMALITIES 1965
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/06/16
Tongue Preferred
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