tongue-tie


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tongue-tie

(tŭng′tī′)
n.
Restricted mobility of the tongue resulting from abnormal shortness of the frenum.
tr.v. tongue-tied, tongue-ty·ing, tongue-ties
To make tongue-tied.

tongue-tie

n
(Pathology) a congenital condition in which the tongue has restricted mobility as the result of an abnormally short frenulum

tongue′-tie`



n., v. -tied, -ty•ing. n.
1. impeded motion of the tongue caused esp. by shortness of the frenum, which binds it to the floor of the mouth.
v.t.
2. to make tongue-tied.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tongue-tie - deprive of speechtongue-tie - deprive of speech; "When he met his idol, the young man was tongue-tied"
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
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"We have seen the number of tongue-tie and upper lip tether release surgeries increase dramatically nationwide, without any real strong data to show these are effective for breastfeeding," said Hartnick.
Fitted with a first-time tongue-tie for his hurdling debut in a race that lacks strength, Rasiym should be capable of making a quick impact in this sphere.
Specialists at the trust which runs Shropshire's two main hospitals have carried out their 1,000th procedure to release tongue-tie in babies, to help improve breastfeeding.
Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) occurs when the small stretch of tissue that connects the underside of a baby's tongue to the bottom of the mouth might be too short and tight thus restricting the movement of the baby's tongue.
The 7/4 market leader with BetVictor Boitron is the obvious danger with Richard Hannon Jnr fitting a tongue-tie on his unbeaten colt.
Nevertheless, Douglas [14] states that the published studies regarding posterior tongue-tie do not provide clear evidence that the diagnosis of posterior tongue-tie has validity, or that frenotomy is an effective treatment.
With tongue-tie, the lingual frenulum remains attached to the ventral surface of tongue.
This Willie Mullins-trained French-bred produced an amazing performance last time when fitted with a tongue-tie for the first time.
We are writing in response to the Clinical Inquiry, "Does frenotomy help infants with tongue-tie overcome breastfeeding difficulties?" by Cawse-Lucas et al (J Fam Pract.
SAN DIEGO -- Pediatricians should perform frenotomy to release tongue-tie if an affected baby is struggling to nurse and the mother reports breast pain and trauma as a result, according to Dr.
Dana Hunter, another of the group's breastfeeding counsellors, discovered baby Alexander had tongue-tie which is when the piece of skin between the underside of the baby's tongue and the oor of their mouth is too thick.