La lengua está compuesta principalmente por músculos, y está cubierta con una membrana mucosa. Pequeños nódulos de tejido, llamados papilas, cubren la superficie superior de la lengua. Entre las papilas se encuentran las papilas gustativas, las cuales proveen la sensación del gusto. Además del gusto, la lengua actúa para mover el alimento y es importante para el habla.Lengua


Last reviewed 3/22/2013 by Ashutosh Kacker, MD, BS, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Associate Attending Otolaryngologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.


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