14: Tongue

CHAPTER 14

TONGUE

Overview and Topographic Anatomy

Gross Anatomy

Muscles

Nerve Supply

Vascular Supply

Clinical Correlates

Questions

Overview and Topographic Anatomy

GENERAL INFORMATION

Tongue: a muscular structure in the oral cavity, divided into 2 parts:

Oral, movable part

Pharyngeal, nonmovable part

Median fibrous septum is thick tissue separating the tongue into halves

Functions

Mastication

Taste

Talking

Deglutition

Appearance

The appearance of the tongue may reflect health problems:

Fissured tongue

Black hairy tongue

Geographic tongue

Muscle Types

Extrinsic—move the tongue in the oral cavity

Intrinsic—change the tongue’s shape

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Gross Anatomy

DORSAL SURFACE

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VENTRAL SURFACE

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Muscles

EXTRINSIC TONGUE MUSCLES

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INTRINSIC TONGUE MUSCLES

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Nerve Supply

SENSORY INNERVATION

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