Tongue

Diagram of the oral cavity: The oral cavity is another word for the mouth.


Diagram of the oral cavity: The oral cavity is another word for the mouth.

The tongue is a thick muscular organ that forms the floor of the mouth (= "oral cavity").

The tongue consists of skeletal muscle covered with muscous membrane.

It also includes many taste buds. The taste buds each consist of three types of epithelial cells. They are:

  • supporting cells,
  • gustatory cells
    and
  • basal cells.

Some school biology courses include lessons about the zones of taste buds on tongue.

 


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The tongue is just one of the structures in the human oral cavity. See also the links to pages about other parts of the mouth.

Information about the structures of the mouth, tooth anatomy and teeth names is relev ant to the section about digestion.

The topics of digestion and teeth are included in some school e.g. GCSE and/or A-Level courses in subjects such as biology and human biology and in other courses that include human anatomy & physiology, diet, nutrition, and other health sciences.

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