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coated tongue

coated tongue in Medicine

coated tongue coat·ed tongue (kō'tĭd)
n.
The presence of a whitish layer on the upper surface of the tongue, composed of epithelial debris, food particles, and bacteria.

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  • Under Observation: On admission she had a temperature of 100, a coated tongue, suffused conjunctiv.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • Physical condition during the stupor: At first she had a coated tongue, foul breath and a fetid diarrhea.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • On admission the patient had a coated tongue, foul breath, constipation, lively knee-jerks and a pulse of 110.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • On admission she looked pale and exhausted, had a slight temporary fever and a coated tongue.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • This accounts for the thirst, coated tongue, and disagreeable taste of the mouth when impure air is breathed during sleep.

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