burning mouth syndrome


burning mouth syndrome
burning mouth syndrome n a chronic burning sensation of the oral mucous membranes esp. of the tongue that is typically accompanied by dryness of the mouth and disturbances in taste, that chiefly affects postmenopausal women, and that is of unknown cause

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any of various conditions of burning sensations and pain in the mouth (stomatalgia or glossalgia) having unknown etiologies; they occur most often in middle-aged, perimenopausal women or persons with candidiasis who have used antibiotics for prolonged periods.

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