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720 Possible Causes for Tongue Muscle Weakness

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Moderate dehydration: apathy, tiredness, dizziness, muscle cramps, dry tongue, sunken eyes, reduced skin elasticity, postural hypotension (systolic blood pressure 90 mm Hg[] Severe dehydration: profound apathy, weakness, confusion (leading to coma), shock, tachycardia, marked peripheral vasoconstriction, systolic blood pressure Investigations[]

  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy

    Clinical manifestations include dysarthria, dysphagia, facial weakness, tongue weakness, and fasciculations of the tongue and facial muscles.[] Symptoms include pharyngeal muscle weakness (involved with swallowing), weak jaw and facial muscles, progressive loss of speech, and tongue muscle atrophy.[] A motor neuron disease marked by progressive weakness of the muscles innervated by cranial nerves of the lower brain stem.[]

  • Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy

    With unilateral weakness or paralysis, the tongue will point to the affected side due to unopposed action of the normal muscle.[] On tongue protrusion, the muscle on the weak side cannot balance the forward push of the muscle on the intact side, and as a result, the tongue deviates to the weak side.[] Tongue weakness can result from lesions of the tongue muscles, the neuromuscular junction, the lower motor neurons of the hypoglossal nerve (CN XII), or the upper motor neurons[]

  • Pseudobulbar Palsy

    Synonym: supranuclear palsy Muscles affected: (1) jaw (2) tongue (3) soft palate (4) pharynx (5) larynx (6) face Clinical findings in affected muscles: (1) spasticity (2)[] Facial muscle weakness, emotional lability, dysarthria (slowed or slurred speech), dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), dysphonia (vocal cord muscle spasms) and progressive[] […] of the muscles innervated by the cranial nerves, i.e., the muscles of the face, pharynx, and tongue, owing to bilateral lesions of the corticospinal tract; symptoms include[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    […] movement of the facial muscles and tongue; and weak palatal movement.[] General fatigue may develop Muscles in the arms, shoulders and tongue may cramp or twitch. Swallowing, speaking and breathing may become difficult.[] In some patients the first sign of weakness is difficulty swallowing or eating due to involvement of the tongue or pharyngeal muscles (bulbar onset ALS).[]

  • Syringobulbia

    With extension into the medulla (syringobulbia), symptoms may include dysphagia, nystagmus, pharyngeal and palatal weakness, tongue atrophy, and sensory loss in the trigeminal[] Lumbar syringomyelia can cause leg muscle atrophy with dissociated sensory loss in lumbosacral dermatomes, with decreased or absent reflexes.[]

  • Gelsemium Sempervirens Poisoning

    By JOSEPH G. PINKHAM, M. D., Lynn. On the night of December 5th, 1869, I was called in great haste to see Mrs. F., a former patient of mine, who was said to be dying. In the course of a few minutes I arrived at her bedside, and found her in the following alarming condition: Totally unconscious; breathing stertorous,[…][]

  • Cyanogenic Glycoside

    A separation system based on isotachophoresis is described for the cyanogenic glycoside linamarin in aqueous solution and in human urine. Isotachophoresis is a migration of a substance in an electric field, which is applied to a system of electrolytes of specific design. Detection is carried out by monitoring[…][]

  • Atracurium

    muscle weakness changes in blood pressure changes in heart rate shortness of breath.[] […] any of the following happen, tell your doctor immediately or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital: severe allergic reactions swelling of the face, lips or tongue[]

  • Dieffenbachia Poisoning

    Dieffenbachia is a type of house plant with large, colorful leaves. Poisoning can occur if you eat the leaves, stalk, or root of this plant. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number[…][]

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