Tongue

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Tongue
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The human tongue
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Medical illustration o a human mooth bi Duncan Kenneth Winter.
Details
Precursorpharyngeal airches, lateral lingual swellin, tuberculum impar[1]
Arterylingual, tonsillar branch, ascendin pharyngeal
Veinlingual
NerveSensory: Anterior 2/3: lingual nerve & chorda tympani Posterior 1/3: Glossopharyngeal nerve (IX) Motor Innervation: - CN XII (Hypoglossal) except palatoglossus muscle CN X (Vagus)
LymphDeep Cervical, Submandibular, Submental
Identifiers
Laitinlingua
MeSHA03.556.500.885
Dorlands
/Elsevier
Tongue
TAA05.1.04.001
FMA54640
Anatomical terminology

The tongue is a muscular hydrostat on the fluir o the mooth o maist vertebrates that manipulates fuid for mastication. It is the primary organ o taste (gustation), as much o its upper surface is covered in taste buds.

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