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Descriptor English:   Macroglossia 
Descriptor Spanish:   Macroglosia 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Macroglossia 
Synonyms English:   Macroglossias  
Tree Number:   C07.465.910.460
Definition English:   The presence of an excessively large tongue, which may be congenital or may develop as a result of a tumor or edema due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels, or it may occur in association with hyperpituitarism or acromegaly. It also may be associated with malocclusion because of pressure of the tongue on the teeth. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992) 
Indexing Annotation English:   overlarge tongue, congen or acquired
See Related English:   Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome
History Note English:   76(75); was see under TONGUE 1975; was see under TONGUE/abnormalities 1969-74 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   8432 
Unique Identifier:   D008260 

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