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glossalgia

 [glŏ-sal´jah]
pain in the tongue.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

glos·so·dyn·i·a

(glos'ō-din'ē-ă),
A condition characterized by a painful tongue. See: burning tongue syndrome.
Synonym(s): glossalgia
[glosso- + G. odynē, pain]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

glos·so·dyn·i·a

(glos'ō-din'ē-ă)
A condition characterized by burning or painful tongue.
Synonym(s): burning tongue, glossalgia.
[gloss- + G. odynē, pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

glossalgia

Pain in the tongue.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about glossalgia

Q. tongue pain and brain tumor

A. 2 cranial nerves (nerves that go out of the brain itself) are responsible for sensory innervation the tongue- the glossofaringial (the inner third of the tongue) and a branch of the trigeminal nerve. (outer two thirds of the tongue). the pain could indicate pressure of the tumor on each one of them- depends where it hurts...

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