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Descriptions of Mouth

Mouth: the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
Source: WordNet 2.1

Mouth : oval shaped oral cavity located at the apex of the digestive tract.
Source: CRISP

Mouth : The oval-shaped oral cavity located at the apex of the digestive tract and consisting of two parts: the vestibule and the oral cavity proper.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Mouth

Mouth: The mouth is an orifice and the entrance to the gastrointestinal tract and a part of the digestive system. The mouth area is determined by the borders of the lips, hard palate, soft palate, cheeks and tongue. Structures and saliva that contains enzymes begin the processes of ingestion and digestion in the mouth. The mouth also includes the teeth and opens into the pharynx. Food that has been chewed and lubricated passes from the mouth into the pharynx and esophagus by swallowing. The mouth is also a part of the respiratory system and can take in air.

Conditions that afflict the mouth include mouth cancer, periodontal disease, missing/broken teeth, dental caries, cleft lip and cleft palate.

Closely Related Organs: Mouth

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Mouth:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Mouth

The following conditions are related to the organ: Mouth:

Sub Parts: Mouth

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Mouth:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Mouth

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Mouth:

Condition count: 20 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: lip (5)

Organ types: Face (182)

Main condition: Mouth disorders

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Mouth: Related Topics

Diseases List for Mouth:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Mouth' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:











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