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oral

 [o´ral]
1. pertaining to the mouth; taken through or applied in the mouth.
2. denoting that aspect of the teeth that faces inward towards the oral cavity or tongue.

or·al

(ōr'ăl), Do not confuse this word with its near-homophone aural.
Relating to the mouth.
[L. os (or-), mouth]

oral

(or´al)
1. pertaining to the mouth; taken through or applied in the mouth.
2. lingual (2).

oral

(ôr′əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the mouth: oral surgery.
2. Used in or taken through the mouth: an oral thermometer; an oral vaccine.
3. Psychology Of or relating to the first stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory, from birth to about 18 months, during which the mouth is the chief focus of exploration and pleasure. The oral stage is followed by the anal stage.

o′ral·ly adv.

oral

[ôr′əl]
Etymology: L, oralis, pertaining to the mouth
pertaining to the mouth. Compare buccal, parenteral.

or·al

(ōr'ăl)
Relating to the mouth.
[L. os (or-), mouth]

oral

Pertaining to the mouth.

oral

of or relating to the mouth or to its uses.

oral,

adj pertaining to the mouth.

or·al

(ōr'ăl)
Relating to the mouth.
[L. os (or-), mouth]

oral,

adj pertaining to the oral cavity.
oral biology,
n the study of the health and disease of the oral cavity in the context of its proper biologic function.
oral cavity,
n the mouth.
oral contraceptives,
n.pl brand names: Demulen, Loestrin, Lo/Ovral, Nordett;
drug class: estrogen/progestin combinations;
action: prevents ovulation by suppressing follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones;
uses: pregnancy prevention, endometriosis, hypermenorrhea, hypogonadism. Also called
estrogens, mestranol androgens, ethinyl estradiol, levonorgestrel.
oral environment,
oral evacuator,
n a suction apparatus used to remove fluids and debris from an operating field. Also called
vacuum or
suction.

oral

1. pertaining to the mouth; taken through or applied in the mouth, as an oral medication.
2. denoting that aspect of the teeth which faces the oral cavity or tongue.

oral cavity
see mouth.
oral contraceptive
contraceptive agent taken by mouth.
oral dysphagia
see oropharyngeal dysphagia.
oral necrobacillosis
an infectious stomatitis of calves caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. There are deep necrotic ulcers in the mouth, e.g. lateral to the molar teeth, foul breath, drooling saliva, fever and toxemia. See also calf diphtheria. Called also necrotic stomatitis.
oral neoplasm
is usually squamous cell carcinoma of the gum epithelium. It impedes mastication.
oral plasmacytoma
an unusual benign oral neoplasm of older dogs; appears as a red, lobulated, raised mass on the gingiva.
oral plate
separates the stomodeum from the pharyngeal cavity; subsequently breaks down to become the palatoglossal arch; called also oropharyngeal membrane.
oral restraint
the use of a mouth speculum, gag or wedge to permit examination and the carrying out of procedures in the mouth without danger of being bitten.

Patient discussion about oral

Q. Is it possible to prevent appearance of oral aphthae? I get these a lot and lately I've heard it comes as a result of stress or weak immune system. Is that true? Is there a way to make it go away forever????? anyone who has ever had this annoying thing in his mouth knows what I'm talking about... I know all the possible curing ways- I'm looking for prevention now...thanx!

A. welcome to my life! every time the air get's a little dry i get 1-3 aphthae and can't eat for the next 4-6 days. so i investigated a little, and i'm sorry but right now no one really knows what causes them. they know that from some reason the body get's an immune reaction in the oral mucosa and that causes an ulcer. but a friend of mine went to an Ayurveda therapist that told him to stop eating tomatoes and eggplants (in any way, cooked,baked,fried) and he says he stop getting aphthae. so you might try Ayurveda for prevention. it could help...

Q. What are the effects of alcoholism on the oral cavity? I have to make a presentation on this topic, and I would like to know what are the main pathological effects of chronic alcoholism on the oral cavity, I know that it is a carcinogen, but it mainly acts as a promoter, is there any cancer that is caused by alcohol abuse?

A. alcohol can interact harmfully with several medications commonly used in dental treatment. Alcohol intensifies the depressant effect of barbituates and tranquilizers creating a higher risk of deep sedation and unconsciousness. Following treatment, the ability to drive may be impaired. Medications used to control high blood pressure and angina have a dilating effect on the blood vessels which is intensified by alcohol.

The result is a higher likelihood of low blood pressure and fainting. Even the action of aspirin is intensified by alcohol, causing excessive bleeding by disrupting clot formation

Q. is it normal to be addiected to oral sex men eating me out

A. in an experiment they did on mice, they inserted an electrode to the pleasure area in the mouse's brain and every time he hit a certain pedal- it sent an electrical charge and aroused the pleasure area in the brain.
the mouse didn't care about food, females and nothing else. he just continued to push the pedal like crazy until he died.
we are addicted to pleasure too. what ever arouses your pleasure areas in the brain.

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Regardless of the type of liposarcoma, the prognosis for patients with a tumor of the oral cavity or major salivary gland is better than the prognosis for patients with a liposarcoma in any other head and neck location, especially when the length of the tumor's maximum dimension is less than 5 cm.
Its main example was a scandal in an Arlington, Virginia, school, where a group of eighth-graders would get together for parties at which boys and girls paired off for sexual activities that eventually progressed from petting to oral sex.
In the December, 2004 Clinical Cancer Research, Wong and his colleagues detailed a new method for diagnosing oral cancer using messenger RNA (mRNA) in saliva.
Focusing on these oral skills leads to having to adopt strict evaluative guidelines that assess student knowledge.
First, the dentistry profession must ask itself whether it wants to be the leadership profession for the nation's oral health concerns, or the leadership profession for bungalow solo private practices in the nation's suburbs.
More than 80% of seniors in 16 states have no private dental insurance, said Oral Health America, in contrast to Hawaii and California, where more than 50% are insured.
Oral diversity, in other words, was losing ground to the deepening of social distinctions and rivalries facilitated by print culture.
To determine if oral contraceptive use further increases this risk, investigators studied women from eight European countries, Canada, the United States and Israel who had known mutations of one or both genes.
Oral contact with infectious saliva is the most common route of transmission, but EBV infection may also be transmitted by sexual contact or exposure to breast milk.
Willa Baum, the director of the Regional Oral History Office at the University of California, Berkeley, has this advice on starting an oral history: "You start with who's alive and has a good memory, and then expand out.
To enable people who are disabled to participate in oral health services requires a concerted effort by many different rehabilitation disciplines.