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Fecha de publicación: 18/02/2021

Autores: Laura Rodríguez-Alcalá, Juan Martín-Lagos Martínez, Carlos O´Connor-Reina, Guillermo Plaza

Abstract: The study of the muscles of the tongue forms part of a basic evaluation of upper airway function that includes swallowing, speaking and chewing. It is important because the upper airway presents a region of collapse during sleep. Through the action of the dilator muscles, mainly the genioglossus, such collapse can be prevented. In this study, we present a simple tool that can be used to measure the strength of the tongue. This tool may provide an easy way to measure tongue function and allow

Área de la especialidad: Roncopatía y trastornos respiratorios del sueño

Datos bibliográficos: Rodríguez-Alcalá L, Martín-Lagos Martínez J, O´Connor-Reina C, Plaza G (2021) Assessment of muscular tone of the tongue using a digital measure spoon in a healthy population: A pilot study. PLoS ONE 16(2): e0245901. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245901