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Tongue

"Tongue" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A muscular organ in the mouth that is covered with pink tissue called mucosa, tiny bumps called papillae, and thousands of taste buds. The tongue is anchored to the mouth and is vital for chewing, swallowing, and for speech.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Tongue" by people in this website by year, and whether "Tongue" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 17 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2004 and 2006 and 2012
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