tongue-tie


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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.

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]

tongue-tie

(tŭng′tī′)
n.
Restricted mobility of the tongue resulting from abnormal shortness of the frenum.

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]
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"The take-home message that the study supports, in my opinion, is the importance of a comprehensive feeding evaluation by a certified lactation consultant or speech and language pathologist prior to consenting to a tongue-tie release procedure," he said.
It is this author's experience that in many instances both the tongue-tie and maxillary lip-tie are found together and each may be a contributing cause of breastfeeding problems.
Tongue-tie can restrict tongue movement, which could lead to difficulties with breast and bottle feeding.
A lack of standardised, objective assessment tools for defining a frenulum as a tongue-tie, further complicated the debate.
"He's in good form and we're putting on the tongue-tie to help him on the ground, which will be slower than he's raced on so far.
Tongue-tie is a problem that occurs in babies who have a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth.
The six-year-old, who has been off the track for six months having had a wind operation, ran in a tongue-tie for his seasonal bow and if effective again, he looks a horse to follow in this grade
Looks a chaser and may well have improved for recent fitting of a tongue-tie.
Breast-feeding problems Babies with tongue-tie aren't able to open their mouths wide enough to latch on to their mother's breast properly.
A first-time tongue-tie to help his breathing may enable Triggernometry (4.30) to step up on his recent placed efforts.
Trainer Nick Gifford said: 'He has really come to himself recently and the tongue-tie definitely helped.