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Flashcards in Oropharyneal/inferior/root of the tonuge Deck (11):
1

What direction does the oropharyngeal part of the tongue face?

Posterior

2

What is the large mass of lymphoid tissue that sits of the surface of the orophayngeal part of the tongue?

Lingual Tonsil

3

T/F: The lingual tonsil is very prone to infection.

False: It is not prone to infection

4

What two folds connect the tongue to the epiglottis?

1) Median Glossoepiglottic Fold
2) Lateral Glossoepiglottic Fold

5

What is the space on either side of the median glossoeipglottic flod?

Vallecua

6

What is the structure connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth?

Frenulum

7

What is the part of the tongue that is anchored to the floor of the oral cavity?

Root

8

What is the part of the tongue where the nerves, blood vessels and muscles enter or exit the tongue?

Root

9

What is the common term for Ankyloglossia?

"Tongue Tied"

10

What is Ankyloglossia?

The frenulum of the tongue is short S-I and long A-P and extends near the apex of the tongue, thus impeding speech

11

T/F: Ankyloglossia will always need surgical intervention?

False: Because the frenulum usually grows correctly during the 1st year of life, it can be self correcting. But it can required surgery if not corrected naturally