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Mouth ulceration

Definition: A loss of mucous substance of the mouth showing local excavation of the surface, resulting from the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue. It is the result of a variety of causes, e.g., denture irritation, aphthous stomatitis (STOMATITIS, APHTHOUS); NOMA; necrotizing gingivitis (GINGIVITIS, NECROTIZING ULCERATIVE); TOOTHBRUSHING; and various irritants. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p842)

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): mouth ulceration, mouth ulcer, mouth ulcers, oral ulceration, oral ulcers, ulcer mouth, oral mucosal ulceration, oral ulcer, oral ulcerations, oral ulcer ation, mouth ulcerations

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