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Table 1 Quantitative measurements of surface areas of the oral mucosa in cm 2

From: The oral mucosal surface and blood vessels

Oral surface Mean area STD Median Max Min
Lateral surface of the tongue 8.50 1.46 8.094 10.94 7.30
Anterior third of the dorsal side of the tongue 14.53 2.37 14.976 16.99 11.90
Middle third of the dorsal side of the tongue 26.59 3.52 28.266 28.52 20.37
Posterior third of the dorsal side of the tongue 29.86 4.40 31.824 32.55 22.05
Root of the tongue 11.37 2.65 12.16 13.80 8.12
Smooth surfaces 106.09 20.26 99.22 138.00 83.56
Total surface 196.96 24.20 190.568 240.81 153.30