Tongue FAQs:

Q: Is tongue a muscular organ in the mouth of most vertebrates that manipulates food for mastication?

A: Yes, and is used in the act of swallowing.

Q: Is tongue consumed in Chinese cuisine?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tongues commonly consumed, boiled and garnished with horseradish or jelled?

A: Yes, beef tongues fetch a significantly higher price and are considered more of a delicacy.

Q: Is tongue an ideal location for the administration of certain medications into the body?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tongue part of the erogenous zone of the mouth and can be employed in intimate contact as in the French kiss?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tongue that of ankyloglossia also known as tongue-tie?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tongue classified as either intrinsic or extrinsic?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tongue separated by a vertical section of fibrous tissue known as the lingual septum?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tongues a common phrase used to describe glossolalia?

A: Yes, and which is to make smooth, language-resembling sounds that is no true spoken language itself.

Q: Is tongue divided into two parts?

A: Yes, and an oral part at the front and a pharyngeal part at the back.

Q: Is tongue divided into anterior and posterior parts by the terminal sulcus which is a V-shaped groove?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tongues among the more common?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tongue used as a child's first language?

A: Yes.

Q: Are tongues sometimes employed in Szechuan dishes?

A: Yes, while lamb's tongue is occasionally employed in Continental and contemporary American cooking.

Q: Is tongue an important accessory organ in the digestive system?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tongue covered in masticatory mucosa a type of oral mucosa which is of keratinized stratified squamous epithelium?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tongue cooked and served in vinegar?

A: Yes, In the Czech Republic and Poland, a pork tongue is considered a delicacy, and there are many ways of preparing it.

Q: Is tongue the enabling of speech in humans and vocalization in other animals?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tongue called the dorsum?

A: Yes, and is divided by a groove into symmetrical halves by the median sulcus.

Q: Is tongue a muscular hydrostat that forms part of the floor of the oral cavity?

A: Yes.

Q: Is tongue equipped with many taste buds on its dorsal surface?

A: Yes, and each taste bud is equipped with taste receptor cells that can sense particular classes of tastes.

Q: Is tongue used for crushing food against the hard palate?

A: Yes, and during mastication and manipulation of food for softening prior to swallowing.

Q: Is tongue tied to the floor of the mouth by a very short and thickened frenulum and this affects speech?

A: Yes, and eating, and swallowing.

Q: Is tongue prone to several pathologies including glossitis and other inflammations such as geographic tongue, and median rhomboid glossitis?

A: Yes, burning mouth syndrome, oral hairy leukoplakia, oral candidiasis and black hairy tongue.

Q: Is tongue often used to clean the fur and body by licking?

A: Yes.