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A muscular organ in the mouth that is covered with pink tissue called mucosa, tiny bumps called papillae, and thousands of taste buds. The tongue is anchored to the mouth and is vital for chewing, swallowing, and for speech.

Year introduced: /abnormalities was TONGUE ABNORMALITIES 1965

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Tree Number(s): A03.556.500.885, A14.549.885

MeSH Unique ID: D014059

Entry Terms:

  • Tongues

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