oral cavity


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Related to oral cavity: Salivary glands, oral cavity cancer
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Noun1.oral cavity - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emergeoral cavity - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
teeth, dentition - the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
glossa, lingua, tongue, clapper - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
cakehole, maw, yap, gob, trap, hole - informal terms for the mouth
buccal cavity - the cavity between the jaws and the cheeks
gingiva, gum - the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
palate, roof of the mouth - the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
rima - a narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts
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SCC is the most common cancer found in the oral cavity, accounting for 90% of all oral malignancies.
The mean age of occurrence of AS in oral cavity is 43 years and no case of AS has been reported in a pediatric patient so far.
NYSE: XON), a synthetic biology company, to deliver the therapeutic molecule Trefoil Factor 1 to the mucosal tissues in the oral cavity.
Tumors composed of neoplastic proliferation of spindle shaped cells can present in oral cavity originating from epithelial, mesenchymal, or even odontogenic tissues.
It was present in about 50% of 234 chicks examined since 2002 and is characterized by a thick serocellular exudate in the oral cavity of 1-4-week-old chicks.
Although leiomyomas are uncommon in the oral cavity, they are usually observed on the lips, tongue, and palate.
1] In comparison with the US population, where oral cavity cancer represents only about 3% of malignancies, it accounts for over 30% of all cancers in India, [2] posing a significant challenge to health services by both preventive and diagnostic means.
According to the company, AG013 is an ActoBiotics therapeutic candidate formulated as a convenient oral rinsing solution to deliver the therapeutic molecule Trefoil Factor 1 (TFF1) to the mucosal tissues in the oral cavity.
The most common site of occurrence was oral cavity.
Oral cavity consists of lips, buccal mucosa, alveolus and dentition, hard palate and anterior 2/3rd of the tongue.
pylori presence in the oral cavity and its role in inflammation of the oral cavity.
Tooth decay is the breakdown of enamel on the dentin in the oral cavity.