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Autor:  O outro Alexandre
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Data:  06/FEV/2007 3:03 PM
Assunto:  Língua presa

                  Definition of Tongue tie

Tongue tie: A minor congenital anomaly (birth defect) in which the flap of mucous membrane under the tongue (known as the frenum) is too short and limits the normal mobility of the tongue. The medical term for this condition is ankyloglossia.

The name "tongue tie" reflects the folk belief that the anomaly causes feeding and speech problems. A child cannot feed or speak properly because their tongue is "tied." This belief is popular but unfounded.


                         Fonte/Source  http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=18465


                           O link é de um dicionario medico. Muito útil.


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Língua presa  –  Alexandre  06/FEV/2007, 2:10 PM
Língua presa  –  Johannes  06/FEV/2007, 2:42 PM
Língua presa  –  marc  06/FEV/2007, 2:43 PM
Língua presa  –  Alexandre  06/FEV/2007, 2:50 PM
 Língua presa  –  O outro Alexandre  06/FEV/2007, 3:03 PM

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