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Descriptor English: Tongue
Descriptor Spanish: Lengua
Descriptor Portuguese: Língua
Descriptor French: Langue
Entry term(s): Tongues
Tree number(s): A03.556.500.885
A14.549.885
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014059
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: / surg: consider GLOSSECTOMY; inflammation = GLOSSITIS; tongue thrust: index TONGUE HABITS; painful or sore tongue = GLOSSALGIA
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: /abnormalities was TONGUE ABNORMALITIES 1965
History Note: /abnormalities was TONGUE ABNORMALITIES 1965
Consider Also: consider also terms at GLOSS- and LINGUAL
Related: Glossectomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 14449
Unique ID: D014059
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/16
Tongue - Preferred
Concept UI M0021656
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Tongue
Entry term(s) Tongues



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