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scalded mouth syndrome

 

Definition: a syndrome in which the patient complains of a burning sensation of the tongue, lips, throat, or palate, likened to scalding caused by hot liquids; clinically the tissues appear normal; it has been associated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy.

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