The word oral may refer to:

As an adjective:

  • the mouth, the first portion of the alimentary canal that receives food and saliva
  • speech communication as opposed to writing
  • oral administration of medicines
  • oral schools, schools that use oralism to teach the deaf
  • oral stage, Sigmund Freud's name for a child's development during the first 0 to 18 months of life, in which an infant's pleasure centers are in the mouth
  • oral sex, sexual activity involving the stimulation of the genitalia of a sex partner by the use of the mouth, tongue, teeth or throat

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Palifermin - Uses
... and radiation therapy to undergo bone marrow transplantation, they usually get severe oral mucositis ... It reduces the incidence and duration of severe oral mucitis by protecting those cells and stimulating the growth of new epithelial cells to build up the mucosal barrier ... in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) in other types of cancer ...
Defibrotide - Pharmacokinetics
... Defibrotide is available as an oral, intravenous, and intramuscular formulation ... Its oral bioavailability is in the range of 58-70% of the parenteral forms ... T1/2 beta is in the range of hours in studies with oral radiolabelled defibrotide ...
Gwich’in - Oral History
... The Gwich’in have a strong oral tradition of storytelling that has only recently begun to be written in the modern orthography ... Other major characters from the Gwich’in oral tradition include Googhwaii, Ool Ti', Tł'oo Thal, K'aiheenjik, K'iizhazhal, and Shaanyaati' ...
... to lick), and alternately spelled analingus, is a form of oral sex involving contact between the mouth of one person and the anus of another ... Anilingus is also formally referred to as anal–oral contact and anal–oral sex ...
Oral, Head And Neck Cancer Awareness Week
... Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 20, 2014 - April 26, 2014) is a week long series of events to promote education and awareness of cancers of the head ... The Risk Factors of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Tobacco (including smokeless tobacco) and alcohol use are the most important risk factors for head and neck ... Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Cancer that arises in the head or neck region, including the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, thyroid glands, salivary ...

Famous quotes containing the word oral:

    The Americans are violently oral.... That’s why in America the mother is all-important and the father has no position at all—isn’t respected in the least. Even the American passion for laxatives can be explained as an oral manifestation. They want to get rid of any unpleasantness taken in through the mouth.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)

    My opposition [to interviews] lies in the fact that offhand answers have little value or grace of expression, and that such oral give and take helps to perpetuate the decline of the English language.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)

    We have seen over and over that white male historians in general have tended to dismiss any history they didn’t themselves write, on the grounds that it is unserious, unscholarly, a fad, too “political,” “merely” oral and thus unreliable.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)