dry tongue


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dry tongue

A tongue that is dry and shriveled, usually indicative of dehydration. It may also be the result of mouth breathing.
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RNs and unlicensed personnel both reported that dry tongue was a problem frequently encountered in the neuroscience patient.
Signs of dehydration include dry lips, dry tongue, headache, nausea, muscle cramping, weakness, dizziness, exhaustion and concentrated or dark- colored urine.
He said: "His condition was that of a man with an unsteady gait, slurred speech and a dry tongue - which signifies dehyrdration.