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A description of the times of appearance and regression of marginal lingual papillae in human fetuses and newborns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7181133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Papillae, located along the anterolateral margin of the human tongue, were observed in fetal and newborn stages. The papillae appeared in the prenatal period and attained maximum development in the newborn. They had almost disappeared by the time of weaning. Although morphologically, the papillae may be considered to be a form of the filiform papillae, they differed from the filiform papillae in that they were temporary, localized at the anterolateral margin of the tongue, and larger in size. These papillae are homologous with those in certain land mammals and toothed whales, and may assist in sucking. Our findings on the times of appearance and regression of marginal papillae support this notion.
F Yamasaki; K Takahashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Anatomical record     Volume:  204     ISSN:  0003-276X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anat. Rec.     Publication Date:  1982 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-14     Completed Date:  1983-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370540     Medline TA:  Anat Rec     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetus / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Time Factors
Tongue / embryology*,  physiology

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