Medical Definition of Burning mouth syndrome

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Burning mouth syndrome: An intense burning sensation on the tongue, often at the tip of the tongue. Burning mouth syndrome tends to develop in 'supertasters''people with an unusually large density of taste buds, each surrounded by pain fibers'and in postmenopausal women, who may lose their ability to sense bitter tastes as a result of burning mouth syndrome.

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