oral mucosa


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mu·co·sa of mouth

[TA]
the mucous membrane of the oral cavity, including the gingiva.
Synonym(s): oral mucosa [TA], tunica mucosa oris [TA]

oral mucosa

the mucous membrane of the cavity of the mouth, including the gums.

oral mucosa

The stratified squamous epithelial lining of the oral cavity in its many locations: the gingiva, hard palate, soft palate, cheek, vestibule, lip, tongue, and oropharynx.
See also: mucosa

mu·co·sa of mouth

(myū-kōsă mowth) [TA]
Mucous membrane of oral cavity, including gingiva.
Synonym(s): oral mucosa [TA] .
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Pitaru and his fellow researchers have already succeeded in coaxing oral mucosa stem cells into becoming other significant cells, including bone, cartilage, muscle, and even neurons.
Gao S, Liu N, Li C, Li S, Du J: Misdiagnosis of eosinophilic ulcer of oral mucosa as squamous cell carcinoma in old patients.
11,14) Administration of EGF, which stimulates the growth and differentiation of oral epithelium, has been shown to significantly increase the severity of breakdown oral mucosa and increase the duration of mucositis.
The saliva washes away the food particles from oral mucosa synchronously by the muscle activity, moving debris from teeth and soft tissues progressively towards the back of the mouth and eventually swallowing occurs.
We also found that mild to moderate injury to the oral mucosa rapidly (within minutes) increased visual inspection ratings of saliva discoloration, Hemastix values, and transferrin concentrations (7).
They should be advised to stop smoking to reduce risk of oral cancer so that within five years, the oral mucosa will return to the normalcy of a non-smoker.
The differential diagnosis of vesicles on the palms, soles, and oral mucosa includes erythema multiforme and lichen planus.
HPVs commonly inhabit the oral cavity and 25 different HPV types have been identified in clinically normal oral mucosa, oral warts, premalignant oral lesions and oral cancers.
Ask your pharmacist to provide a list of other drugs which, although neither sustained-release nor enteric-coated, should not be crushed because they may irritate the oral mucosa, are extremely bitter, or contain dyes or substances that stain the teeth or mucosa.
We conducted a retrospective study to analyze the behavior of melanomas of the oral mucosa in patients who were treated at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, a tertiary care referral center for malignancies and one of the largest cancer centers on the Indian subcontinent.
About MuGard: MuGard(TM) Mucoadhesive Oral Wound Rinse is an oral mucoadhesive that is designed to manage oral mucositis by forming a protective hydrogel coating over the oral mucosa to shield the membranes of the mouth and tongue.
The Specific Aim addressing the oral mucosa will begin with HBsAg, to allow comparison to other routes of administration, and will then proceed to antigens from influenza A.