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International Journal of Morphology

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DE OLIVEIRA, Emanuelle Ribeiro et al. Analysis of the Height of Lingual Vallates Papillae in Brazilian Individuals. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2006, vol.24, n.1, pp.39-42. ISSN 0717-9502.

The vallates papillae lingual are located in the surface of the tongue in a area denominated of V lingual and it presents cells gustatory gathered in gustatory buttons. This research evaluated the height papilar in relation to the surface of the tongue of 519 lingual vallates papillae. 45 human tongue samples were selected, of both sexes, inside of the 40-50 year-old age group, obtained from necropsias accomplished in the Service of Verification of Deaths (S.V.O.) of UFPE/Secretaria of Health of the state of Pernambuco, in the city of Recife. The samples were classified different height levels accordingly in relation to the surface of the tongue, not establishing the exact height, where there was the predominance of the height above the lingual surface

Palabras clave : Vallates papillae; Tongue; Anatomy.

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