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Descriptions of Tongue

Tongue: a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
Source: WordNet 2.1

Tongue : movable muscular organ of the floor of the mouth, subserving the special sense of taste and aiding in mastication, deglutition and the articulation of sound.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Tongue

Tongue: The tongue is a muscle located in the mouth that helps to move and blend food during chewing. By doing these actions the tongue assist with the processes of ingestion and digestion. The taste buds are located on the tongue.

Conditions that afflict the tongue include trauma, lacerations, tongue cancer, cold sores, and oral thrush.

Closely Related Organs: Tongue

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

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Tongue

The following conditions are related to the organ: Tongue:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Tongue

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

Condition count: 5 ; see list below.

Organ types: Head (74), Face (182)

Related organs: taste, mouth (20), nose (19), smell, senses (2)

Main condition: Tongue conditions

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Tongue: Related Topics

Diseases List for Tongue:

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




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