burning mouth syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of burning mouth syndrome

: a chronic burning sensation of the oral mucous membranes especially 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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“Burning mouth syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/burning%20mouth%20syndrome. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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