Definition of Syndrome, burning mouth
Syndrome, burning mouth: An intense burning sensation on the tongue, often at the tip of the tongue.
The burning mouth syndrome tends to develop in supertasters and post-menopausal women. Supertasters have an unusually large density of taste buds, each surrounded by pain fibers. Post-menopausal women with the burning mouth syndrome often lose their ability to sense bitter tastes.
Clonazepam, an anti-seizure drug, is reportedly effective in treating burning mouth syndrome in more than 70% of patients.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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