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Burning sensation of tongue is termed:

 # Burning sensation of tongue is termed:
A. Glossopyrosis 
B. Glossodynia
C. Glossoptosis
D. Odynophagia



The correct answer is A. Glossopyrosis.

Glossopyrosis is burning tongue. Various systemic and local factors had been suggested as the etiology of burning tongue, like nutritional deficiency, diabetes, gastric hyperacidity, psychological factors, xerostomia, candidiasis, use of tobacco etc. Glossodynia is painful tongue, odynophagia is pain during swallowing. Glossoptosis is airway obstruction caused by falling back of the tongue. 


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