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Descriptor English: Tongue
Descriptor Spanish: Lengua
Descriptor Portuguese: Língua
Descriptor French: Langue
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 malformations
AH anatomie et histologie
BS vascularisation
CH composition chimique
CY cytologie
DE effets des médicaments et des substances chimiques
DG imagerie diagnostique
EM embryologie
EN enzymologie
GD croissance et développement
IM immunologie
IN traumatismes
IR innervation
ME métabolisme
MI microbiologie
PA anatomopathologie
PH physiologie
PP physiopathologie
PS parasitologie
RE effets des radiations
SU chirurgie
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virologie
Related: Glossectomie 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
Langue - Preferred
Concept UI M0021656
Preferred term Langue



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