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Descriptor English: Macroglossia
Descriptor Spanish: Macroglosia
Descriptor Portuguese: Macroglossia
Descriptor French: Macroglossie
Entry term(s): Macroglossias
Tree number(s): C07.465.910.460
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008260
Scope note: 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)
Annotation: overlarge tongue, congen or acquired
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Tongue/abnormalities (1969-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 76; was see under TONGUE 1975; was see under TONGUE/abnormalities 1969-74
Online Note: search TONGUE /AB 1969-74
History Note: 76(75); was see under TONGUE 1975; was see under TONGUE/abnormalities 1969-74
Related: Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome MeSH
DeCS ID: 8432
Unique ID: D008260
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1976/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Macroglossia - Preferred
Concept UI M0012867
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Macroglossia
Entry term(s) Macroglossias



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