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lingual

 [ling´gwal]
1. pertaining to or near the tongue; called also glossal.
2. in dental anatomy, facing the tongue or oral cavity; called also oral.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lin·gual

(ling'gwăl),
1. Relating to the tongue or any tonguelike part. Synonym(s): glossal
2. Next to or toward the tongue.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lingual

(lĭng′gwəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or situated near the tongue or a tonguelike organ.
2. Linguistics Pronounced with the tongue in conjunction with other organs of speech.
3. Of languages; linguistic: lingual diversity.
n. Linguistics
A sound, such as (t), (l), and (n), that is pronounced with the tongue and other organs of speech.

lin′gual·ly adv.
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lingual

adjective Referring to the tongue
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lin·gual

(ling'gwăl)
1. Relating to the tongue or any tonguelike part.
Synonym(s): glossal.
2. Next to or toward the tongue.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lingual

Pertaining to, or pronounced with, the tongue.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

lingual

of or relating to the tongue.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

lin·gual

(ling'gwăl)
1. Relating to the tongue or any tonguelike part.
2. Next to or toward the tongue.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about lingual

Q. What is the treatment for tongue cancer? My Father in Law is 65 and has just been diagnosed with tongue cancer. What treatment will he be undergoing? What are his survival rates?

A. I had tongue cancer which sread to my lymph nodes on my neck. I underwent surgery and now I only have half of my tongue. But thanks to the surgeon Dr Justin Bergman (TRINTAS HOSPITAl Elizabeth NJ)I can speak enough to make me understand.I also got 9 weeks radiation after the operation.The bad thing is that recently after a Pet Scan I got the bad news that I have a cancerous tumor in my left lung on the same side were the tongue cancer was

Q. What is Tongue cancer? I heard that smoking can cause tongue cancer. Is this true and what is tongue cancer?

A. Cancer of the tongue is a malignant tumor that begins as a small lump, a firm white patch, or a sore (ulcer) on the tongue. If untreated, the tumor may spread throughout the tongue to the floor of the mouth and to the gum (jaws). As a tumor grows, it becomes more life threatening by spreading (metastasizing) to lymph nodes in the neck and later to the rest of the body. The general term for this type of cancer is cancer of the oral cavity.

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Q. What are the symptoms of tongue cancer? I have a white patch on my tongue for quite a while. I tried scratching it off but it starts bleeding. Is it cancer?

A. The symptoms of tongue cancer may include:
A red or white patch on the tongue, that will not go away
A sore throat that does not go away
A sore spot on the tongue that does not go away
Pain when swallowing
Numbness in the mouth that will not go away
Unexplained bleeding from the tongue (that is, not caused by biting your tongue or other injury)
Pain in the ear (rare)
However, don't be alarmed as these symptoms may be due to a less serious medical condition. But it is important to check symptoms with your GP just to make sure.

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