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 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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The findings of this research concluded that indulgence in pipe smoking usually starts as a personal choice and it does cause changes to the oral mucosa as well as teeth like pigmentation, ulcers and abnormal patches, staining, mouth odour.
Oral mucosa was examined by dentists and only patients with clinically healthy oral mucosa were included in this study.
For hyaluronic acid, both tissue permeation and the amount in tissue were higher in the oral mucosa model, consistent with the evaluation results of the effects of molecular weight (Figures 4 and 5).
These consequences can be split off into two distinct categories: those influencing the oral hard structures that include teeth (dental attrition and areca staining), their supporting periodontium (periodontitis) and the oral soft tissues, that include oral mucosa and gingivae (oral/ pharyngeal cancers, oral submucosal fibrosis, lichenoid lesions and gingival disease).
Nikai, "Verruciform xanthoma of the oral mucosa: a clinicpathological study with immunohistochemical findings relating to pathogenesis," Virchows Archiv A Pathological Anatomy and Histopathology, vol.
Considering all these pro's and con's, we decide to study the expression of several growth factors and cytokines in cutaneous and oral mucosa scars in humans.
Findings reveal that HPV prevalence increases, being 10% in normal oral mucosa, 22% in benign leukoplakia, and reaching highest value of 46% in oral squamous cell carcinoma (15).
Physical examination showed malnutrition, chronic sick look, ulcerated oral mucosa, and purulent secretion.
Linear IgA disease limited to the oral mucosa. J Am Acad Dermatol 2011;65(3):677-9.
[4] However, exfoliative cytology of oral mucosa is an effective and rapid procedure which can also be done for detection of granulomatous lesions.
Furthermore, clinically and histologically, no evidence of direct contact with oral mucosa is seen.
To investigate the activation status of YAP/TAZ in KCOT, the expression of the YAP/TAZ, and the downstream proteins Cyr61, CTGF was explored and compared in the twenty-one KCOT samples and eight normal oral mucosa samples by immunochemistry.