5 There is also a secondary blood supply to the tongue from the tonsillar branch of the facial artery and the ascending pharyngeal artery.Di Fiore's atlas of histology with functional correlations (PDF).

Clinical significance edit Disease edit Main article: Tongue disease A congenital disorder of the tongue is that of ankyloglossia also known as tongue -tie.References edit This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1125 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918) hednk-024 Embryo Images at University of North Carolina Maton, Anthea; Hopkins, Jean; McLaughlin, Charles William; Johnson, Susan; Warner, Maryanna Quon; LaHart, David; Wright, Jill.

Citation needed Body art edit Being a cultural custom for long time, tongue piercing and splitting has become quite common in western countries in recent decades.The sublingual route takes advantage of the highly vascular quality of the oral cavity, and allows for the speedy application of medication into the cardiovascular system, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract.Earlier as a verb it meant "drive out by order or reproach" (late 14c.).