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Tongue, Hairy MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Tongue, Hairy
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hairy refers to appearance of hypertrophied papillae on tongue
Scope Note
A benign condition of the tongue characterized by hypertrophy of the filiform papillae that give the dorsum of the tongue a furry appearance. The color of the elongated papillae varies from yellowish white to brown or black, depending upon staining by substances such as tobacco, food, or drugs. (Dorland, 27th ed)
See Also
Leukoplakia, Hairy
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under TONGUE DISEASES 1975-90
Online Note
search TONGUE DISEASES 1966-74
History Note
91(75); was see under TONGUE DISEASES 1975-90
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Tongue, Hairy Preferred
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