Medical Definition of Burning mouth syndrome
Burning mouth syndrome: An intense burning sensation on the tongue, often at the tip of the tongue. Burning mouth syndrome tends to develop in 'supertasters''people with an unusually large density of taste buds, each surrounded by pain fibers'and in postmenopausal women, who may lose their ability to sense bitter tastes as a result of burning mouth syndrome.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 6/9/2016
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z
Search Medical Dictionary
- What Is Inherited Lipodystrophy?
- Do You Take Good Care of Your Eyes?
- Tips for a Clean Home & Healthy Cat