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.
Burp: 1. Gas brought up from the stomach through the mouth producing a gutteral noise. 2. As a verb, to bring up gas from the stomach through the mouth. Also to help a baby bring up gas after feeding by rubbing or patting its back.
Bursa: A closed, fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. When a bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is known as bursitis.
Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. The major bursae are located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.
- Bursitis, aseptic
Bursitis, aseptic: Bursitis that is not due to an infectious condition. Treatment of noninfectious bursitis includes rest, ice, and medications for inflammation and pain. Sometimes local cortisone injections are given to quiet inflammation.
- Bursitis, calcific
Bursitis, calcific: Chronic bursitis with calcification of the bursa. The calcium deposition can occur as long as the inflammation is present.