International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2014)

Anatomy of tongue - A review article


Srinivas K, Jyoti Gupta, Ratnakar P, Arti Saluja Sachdev, Vasu Saxena, Taseer Bashir

The tongue is a movable organ, which plays an important role in mastication swallowing suckling and in speech. It is partly oral and partly pharyngeal in position. When at rest and the mouth is closed, it fills the oral cavity, resting in the lingual surfaces of the teeth, beneath the under surface of the hard and soft palate. The tip of the tongue is usually in contact with the hard palate behind the upper incisor teeth. The present article presents a review of tongue covering anatomy and applied aspects.
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