Flashcards in Oropharyneal/inferior/root of the tonuge Deck (11):
What direction does the oropharyngeal part of the tongue face?
What is the large mass of lymphoid tissue that sits of the surface of the orophayngeal part of the tongue?
T/F: The lingual tonsil is very prone to infection.
False: It is not prone to infection
What two folds connect the tongue to the epiglottis?
1) Median Glossoepiglottic Fold
2) Lateral Glossoepiglottic Fold
What is the space on either side of the median glossoeipglottic flod?
What is the structure connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth?
What is the part of the tongue that is anchored to the floor of the oral cavity?
What is the part of the tongue where the nerves, blood vessels and muscles enter or exit the tongue?
What is the common term for Ankyloglossia?
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