Sublingual

Sublingual, literally 'under the tongue', from Latin, refers to the pharmacological route of administration by which drugs diffuse into the blood through tissues under the tongue. Many pharmaceuticals are designed for sublingual administration, including cardiovascular drugs, steroids, barbiturates, enzymes, and increasingly, vitamins and minerals.

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Sublingual - Vaccines
... The sublingual route may also be used for vaccines against various infectious diseases ... Thus, preclinical studies have found that sublingual vaccines can be highly immunogenic and may protect against influenza virus and Helicobacter pylori, but sublingual administration may also be used ...
Sublingual Fovea
... The sublingual fovea (or sublingual fossa) is a fovea in the mandible for the sublingual gland ...
Sublingual Immunotherapy
... Sublingual immunotherapy involves putting drops or tablets of allergen extracts under the tongue of a patient with allergic reactions and then swallowing the extracts ... Sublingual immunotherapy is commercialized and used in most European, South American, and Asian countries and in Australia ... Besides its demonstrated efficacy, sublingual immunotherapy is known to have a better safety profile than Subcutaneous immunotherapy and one of the significant benefits ...
Sublingual Immunotherapy - Mechanism
... Sublingual immunotherapy is taken as drops or tablets, containing specific allergen extracts which interact with the immune system to decrease allergic sensitivity ... The sublingual mucosa also has pro-inflammatory cells, such as mast cells ... Early in treatment, sublingual dendritic cells secrete interleukin 10 (IL-10) which induces regulatory T cells to inhibit the inflammatory response ...
Sublingual Immunotherapy - History
... It soon became clear that sublingual immunotherapy had a good safety profile ... fact promptly increased the interest in non-injection routes (oral, bronchial, nasal, and sublingual) and, since the first published controlled study the sublingual route appeared to be the most ... Although the first report of successful sublingual immunotherapy is published in 1927, the first modern clinical trials were conducted in the 1980's ...