Tongue retraction | definition of tongue retraction by Medical dictionary
tongue re·trac·tion (tŭng rĕ-trak'shŭn)
An atypical oral motor pattern whereby the tongue is pulled back or falls to the back of the mouth, making breathing and sucking difficult.
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Alternatively a dysfunction of either the cricohyoideus or the stylohyoideus muscles could have impaired tongue retraction
can be both visible (where the tip is retracted) and invisible (where the tip is in place, and only the base is retracting), and has far-reaching effects on vocal technique.
Isolite says the shape is designed to allow for maximum tongue retraction
and better fit in a patient's mouth.
The difference arises because tongue retraction
is powered by muscles slow to contract in the cold.