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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.
A condition characterized by a painful tongue. See: burning tongue syndrome.
[glosso- + G. odynē, pain]
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[gloss- + G. odynē, pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
glossalgiaPain 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...More discussions about glossalgia
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