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1

The tongue is a muscular organ that has its attachments to what other structures via muscles

1) hyoid bone
2) mandible
3) styloid process
4) palate
5) pharynx

2

T/F: The tongue is made of skeletal muscle.

True

3

What are the functions of the tongue?

1) Taste
2) Mastication (chewing)
3) Swallowing
4) Speech

4

What is the part of the tongue that rests against the incisor teeth?

Apex

5

What is the part of the tongue that rests against teeth and gums on each side?

Margin

6

What is the upper surface of the tongue?

Dorsum

7

What is the lower surface of the tongue called?

Inferior surface

8

Watt is the attached base of the tongue called?

Root