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ankyloglossia

 [ang″kĭ-lo-glos´e-ah]
abnormal shortness of the frenulum of the tongue, resulting in limitation of its motion; called also tongue-tie.
ankyloglossia superior extensive adhesion of the tongue to the palate, sometimes with limb deformities.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·ky·lo·glos·si·a

(ang'ki-lō-glos'ē-ă), [MIM 106280]
Partial or complete fusion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth; abnormal shortness of the frenulum linguae.
Synonym(s): tongue-tie
[ankylo- + G. glōssa, tongue]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ankyloglossia

Tongue-tie, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

an·ky·lo·glos·si·a

(ang'ki-lō-glos'ē-ă)
1.Partial or complete fusion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
2. Abnormal shortness of the frenulum linguae.
Synonym(s): tongue-tie.
[ankylo- + G. glōssa, tongue]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ankyloglossia

Tongue-tied condition due to an unduly tight central fold of mucous membrane connecting the under side of the tongue to the floor of the mouth (FRENULUM). This is easily relieved by snipping the frenulum with scissors.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

an·ky·lo·glos·si·a

(ang'ki-lō-glos'ē-ă)
Partial or complete fusion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth; abnormal shortness of the frenulum linguae.
[ankylo- + G. glōssa, tongue]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Participants who scored higher than or equal to three (the sum of all movements), meaning, did not execute any of the movements and performed another in a reduced form or carried out three with difficulty, were considered significant change in tongue mobility, and therefore did not continue in the research.
The changes suggested by the examiners allowed to consider the types of surgical procedures to guide the aspects addressed in therapy [39]; rule out mobility of the upper facial third; elongate the muscles after training the mobility of facial mimic to avoid formation of wrinkles; and to better elucidate the movements suggested for tongue mobility.
For reconstructing most partial glossectomy defects, thin fasciocutaneous flaps, such as those harvested from the radial forearm or anterior thigh, are commonly used because these options maximize tongue mobility and minimize tethering.
During embryonic development, when there is no full apoptosis of the frenulum, the residual tissue may compromise the tongue mobility and, hence, the oral functions, which may lead to ankyloglossia [5].
Tongue mobility improved slowly as the patient worked with speech pathology.
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Restricted tongue mobility, such as ankyloglossia, is well reported.