burning tongue syndrome

burning tongue syndrome

an idiopathic syndrome of pain in the tongue without apparent lesions, often associated with ageusia; more common in elderly women.
(1) Burning mouth syndrome
(2) Transient glossodynia linked to eating hot foods

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 tongue syn·drome

(bŭrn'ing tŭng sin'drōm)
Idiopathic lingual pain without apparent lesions, often associated with ageusia; more common in elderly women.