What is oral?

Some articles on oral:

Oral, Head And Neck Cancer Awareness Week
... Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 20, 2014 - April 26, 2014) is a week long series of events to promote education and awareness of cancers of the head and neck region ... The Risk Factors of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Tobacco (including smokeless tobacco) and alcohol use are the most important risk factors for head and neck cancers ... Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Cancer that arises in the head or neck region, including the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, thyroid glands, salivary glands, throat, or larynx (voice box) In the United States ...
Defibrotide - Pharmacokinetics
... Defibrotide is available as an oral, intravenous, and intramuscular formulation ... Its oral bioavailability is in the range of 58-70% of the parenteral forms ... range of minutes while T1/2 beta is in the range of hours in studies with oral radiolabelled defibrotide ...
... to lick), and alternately spelled analingus, is a form of oral sex involving contact between the mouth of one person and the anus of another ... Anilingus is also formally referred to as anal–oral contact and anal–oral sex ...
Gwich’in - Oral History
... The Gwich’in have a strong oral tradition of storytelling that has only recently begun to be written in the modern orthography ... Other major characters from the Gwich’in oral tradition include Googhwaii, Ool Ti', Tł'oo Thal, K'aiheenjik, K'iizhazhal, and Shaanyaati' ...
Palifermin - Uses
... transplantation, they usually get severe oral mucositis ... It reduces the incidence and duration of severe oral mucitis by protecting those cells and stimulating the growth of new epithelial cells to build up the mucosal barrier ... Palifermin is also being studied in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) in other types of cancer ...

More definitions of "oral":

  • (adj): Of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located.
    Example: "The oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"
  • (adj): Of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth.
    Example: "Oral hygiene"; "an oral thermometer"; "an oral vaccine"
  • (adj): Using speech rather than writing.
    Example: "An oral tradition"; "an oral agreement"
    Synonyms: unwritten
  • (adj): A stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression.

Famous quotes containing the word oral:

    The Americans are violently oral.... That’s why in America the mother is all-important and the father has no position at all—isn’t respected in the least. Even the American passion for laxatives can be explained as an oral manifestation. They want to get rid of any unpleasantness taken in through the mouth.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)

    After I discovered the real life of mothers bore little resemblance to the plot outlined in most of the books and articles I’d read, I started relying on the expert advice of other mothers—especially those with sons a few years older than mine. This great body of knowledge is essentially an oral history, because anyone engaged in motherhood on a daily basis has no time to write an advice book about it.
    Mary Kay Blakely (20th century)

    My opposition [to interviews] lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)