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Descriptor English:   Tongue 
Descriptor Spanish:   Lengua 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Língua 
Synonyms English:   Tongues  
Tree Number:   A03.556.500.885
A14.549.885
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   / surg: consider GLOSSECTOMY; inflammation = GLOSSITIS; tongue thrust: index TONGUE HABITS; painful or sore tongue = GLOSSALGIA
Consider also terms at English:   GLOSS- and LINGUAL 
See Related English:   Glossectomy
 
History Note English:   /abnormalities was TONGUE ABNORMALITIES 1965 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   14449 
Unique Identifier:   D014059 

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