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Disease Glossoptosis

Name Glossoptosis
Synonym Glossoptoses
Definition Posterior displacement of the TONGUE toward the PHARYNX. It is often a feature in syndromes such as in PIERRE ROBIN SYNDROME and DOWN SYNDROME and associated with AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION during sleep (OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEAS).
Categories Mouth disease
MeSH® ID D065710

Top ↑ Ancestors

DiseasesStomatognathic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Mouth Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Tongue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Glossoptosis

Top ↑ Descendants

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