N112 nose, mouth, throat
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Note occlusion of teeth
while patient clenches teeth and smiles (CN VII)
Inspect for tongue deviation, tremor, & limitation of movement while patient
extends tongue (CN XII)
Depress tongue with tongue blade and have patient say “ahhh”
•note symmetrical rising of soft palate & uvula remains midline (CN IX Gag Reflex & CN X Vagus)
Elicit gag reflex
touch posterior wall of pharynx on each side (CN IX & X)
What is the normal size for the Tonsils
+2, +3, +4
Vitamin B 12 deficiency; type of anemia
Hairy Black Tongue
Use of antibiotic and can be yellow black or brown , growth of fungus.
Early signs of oral cancer include
–A sore that does not seem to heal
–A smooth or leathery white patch or lump
–A prolonged sore throat or feeling that something is in the throat
–Restricted movement of the tongue or jaw
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