lingual frenulum


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fren·u·lum of tongue

[TA]
a fold of mucous membrane extending from the floor of the mouth to the midline of the undersurface of the tongue.

lingual frenulum

A fold of mucosa that arises from the floor of the mouth, joins medially and connects to the posterior surface of the tongue.

fren·u·lum of tongue

(fren'yū-lŭm tŭng) [TA]
Fold of mucous membrance extending from floor of mouth to midline of the undersurface of tongue.
Synonym(s): lingual frenulum.

fren·u·lum of tongue

(fren'yū-lŭm tŭng) [TA]
Fold of mucous membrane extending from floor of mouth to midline of the undersurface of tongue.
Synonym(s): lingual frenulum.

frenulum

pl. frenula [L.] a small fold of integument or mucous membrane that limits the movements of an organ or part.

clitoridal frenulum
a fold from the clitoridal fossa to the clitoris.
frenulum linguae
frenulum of tongue.
lingual frenulum
the vertical fold of mucous membrane under the tongue, attaching it to the floor of the mouth; called also frenulum linguae.
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Lingual frenulum of the dog. By permission from Sack W, Wensing CJG, Dyce KM, Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy, Saunders, 2002
frenulum of lip
a median fold of mucous membrane connecting the inside of each lip to the corresponding gum.
penile preputial frenulum
thin ventral sheet of preputial skin and connective tissue forming a fold under the penis and connecting its ventral raphe with the preputial mucosa. Normally breaks down at the approach of puberty. Persistence of a part of the frenulum causes deviation and incomplete protrusion of the penis and inability to mate, is an inherited defect in cattle. Most cases can be satisfactorily corrected surgically.
superior medullary velum frenulum
a band lying in the superior medullary velum at its attachment to the inferior colliculi in the brain.
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Based on this reality, a website with useful information on the consequences of lingual frenulum alterations can be an effective tool to increase the knowledge of the population about the importance of the NTST.
The aim of this study was to design the "Teste da Linguinha" (The Neonatal Tongue Screening Test) website to provide information about assessment and consequences of lingual frenulum alterations.
Common injuries include (1) tears of the labial or lingual frenulum, which are most likely caused by blunt trauma from forced feeding or forced oral sex and (2) burns or lacerations of the gingiva, tongue, palate, or floor of the mouth, which are most likely caused by hot food or utensils.
1993) The assessment tool for lingual frenulum function (ATLFF): use in a lactation consultant private practice.
A study on the histology of lingual frenulum has demonstrated that lingual frenulum does not undergo spontaneous rupture and cannot be elongated [7].
In 1993, the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (HATLFF) was designed, and re-designed in 2010 [9,10].
In order for the lingual frenulum attachment to be classified as normal, it needs to extend from halfway on the sublingual face down to the floor of the mouth [10-12].
When its attachment is otherwise modified, the lingual frenulum is then said to be altered.
The evaluation of the lingual frenulum of babies generally comprises visual observation of the aspects of the frenulum, tongue mobility, non-nutritive sucking, nutritive sucking and swallowing [5,7].
The lingual frenulum was normal in length and position, although it was stretchable.
Inicialmente foi realizada uma revisao da literatura relacionada, sendo consultadas as bases de dados Web of Science, Pubmed, Embase, All Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews e Scielo, usando os seguintes termos em portugues: freio lingual, anquiloglossia, frenectomia lingual, frenotomia lingual, succao nutritiva; e dos seguintes termos em ingles: tongue-tie ankyloglossia, lingual frenulum, lingual frenum, lingual frenectomy, frenotomy e sucking.