mucosa of tongue

mucosa of tongue

[TA]
the mucosa forming the surface of the tongue; that of the dorsum of the tongue appears velvety due to the presence of vast numbers of papillae; that of the inferior surface is smooth and thinner.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mu·co·sa of tongue

(myū-kōsă tŭng) [TA]
Mucosa forming lingual surface; that of the dorsum of the tongue appears velvety due to the presence of vast numbers of papillae; that of the inferior surface is smooth and thinner.
Synonym(s): lingual mucosa.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Similar results were found in study conducted in 1998 and 1999 by Sidhu.10 Complete re-epithelialization in 7 days in 72% of animals was observed in curcumin treated cutaneous wounds by Lopez.11 Ledda et al.12 depicted that curcumin when applied on the mucosa of tongue significantly enhanced epithelialization.
The mucosa of tongue was sutured with simple interrupted pattern using vicryl 2-0 (Fig 3).
The tongue (38%) was the most common site for premalignant lesions, whereas in case of oral cancers, oral mucosa of tongue (28%) and floor of mouth (28%) were the most common sites.

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