burning mouth syndrome


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burning mouth syndrome

 [bern´ing mouth]
a burning sensation in the mouth that is often associated with menopause.

burning mouth syndrome

a clinical condition in which the patient complains of a burning sensation in the oral cavity although the appearance of the oral mucosa is normal; the cause has not been determined.

burning mouth syndrome

an burning sensation of the oral mucous membranes and tongue that is often associated with menopause.
A pain syndrome often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or entire mouth, which is most common in older women. It may be idiopathic or linked to various medical and dental conditions, from nutritional deficiencies and menopause to dry mouth and allergies. It can be managed with various interventions, but not cured

burn·ing mouth syn·drome

(bŭrn'ing mowth sin'drōm)
A clinical condition in which the patient complains of a burning sensation in the oral cavity, although the appearance of the oral mucosa is normal; the cause has not been determined.
Synonym(s): burning tongue syndrome.

burn·ing mouth syn·drome

(bŭrn'ing mowth sin'drōm)
Clinical condition in which the patient complains of a burning sensation in the oral cavity although the appearance of the oral mucosa is normal; cause not determined.
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