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A tree from Africa that produces a resinous sap, which has been used for treating sore throat, coughs and diarrhoea.
See Chewing gum.
gumTobacco control See Nicotine gum.
GUMAbbrev for genitourinary medicine. This specialty has absorbed and replaced the former discipline known as venereology.
Patient discussion about gum
Q. What are the opportunities to restore gums? My gum on the lower jaw gets less and less, opening the roots of my teeth. Is there any technology or recurement to stop it and, hopefully, draw back?
More sever situation may necessitate treatments done by a dentist. Consulting one may be wise.
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Q. Is it dangerous to swallow a bubble gum? My 4 year old child always swallows his chewing gum and I am worried that it can harm him