The oral region includes the mouth, tongue, lips, and dental organs. The upper passages at the rear of the mouth include throat, palate, pharynx, larynx, and so on. Oral symptoms include mouth pain, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, wet mouth (drooling), and other mouth symptoms. There are also sub-categories: tongue symptoms, tooth symptoms, throat symptoms, etc.
The term “oral” in relation to medications refers to drugs that are taken by mouth. Usually this means “oral medications” taken in the form of pills, tablets, caplets, etc. Another common term is “oral contraceptives” referring to hormonal contraceptives taken as pills.
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Oral Medication: A pharmacological medication intended for administration through the mouth.1
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- Mouth Pain: Mouth pain may be caused by a physical oral injury, dental conditions, or by various oral infectious disorders. Mouth ulcers are a common cause of oral pain, and there are
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- Mouth Ulcers: Mouth ulcers or similar mouth lesions have a variety of causes. Severity ranges from mild to life-threatening (e.g. oral cancer). Occasional mouth ulcers are fairly common often without
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- Dry Mouth: Dry Mouth can occur for various simple reasons or due to some complex diseases. Temporary dry mouth is normal in situations such as fear, anxiety, public speaking anxiety, sexual arousal
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- Drooling: Drooling of saliva from the mouth is normal for a baby, but otherwise may indicate a disorder. Drooling is a slightly different symptom from “excess salivation” (which causes drooling) as
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- Mouth Symptoms: Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink or even smile.
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