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Table 2 Number of blood vessels per cm 2 beneath the mucosal membrane of different areas of the tongue

From: The oral mucosal surface and blood vessels

Area of the tongue Mean STD Median Max Min
Lateral surface 1048 48 1050 1120 990
Anterior third 1208 38 1195 1290 1170
Middle third 1230 31 1225 1300 1180
Posterior third 1292 46 1290 1350 1240