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Definition: A muscular organ in the mouth that is covered with pink tissue called mucosa, tiny bumps called papillae, and thousands of taste buds. It is vital for chewing, swallowing and for speech.

Body System: Digestive

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: tongue

C01. Malignant neoplasm of base of tongue
C02.0 Malignant neoplasm of dorsal surface of tongue
C02.1 Malignant neoplasm of border of tongue
C02.2 Malignant neoplasm of ventral surface of tongue
C02.3 Malignant neoplasm of anterior two-thirds of tongue, part unspecified
C02.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of tongue
C02.9 Malignant neoplasm of tongue, unspecified
D00.07 Carcinoma in situ of tongue
D10.1 Benign neoplasm of tongue
D37.02 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tongue
K13.21 Leukoplakia of oral mucosa, including tongue
K13.29 Other disturbances of oral epithelium, including tongue
K14.1 Geographic tongue
K14.3 Hypertrophy of tongue papillae
K14.4 Atrophy of tongue papillae
K14.5 Plicated tongue
K14.8 Other diseases of tongue
K14.9 Disease of tongue, unspecified
Q38.3 Other congenital malformations of tongue
Z85.810 Personal history of malignant neoplasm of tongue
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