What is the role of the spinal nucleus in burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

Updated: Jan 22, 2018
  • Author: Vincent D Eusterman, MD, DDS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Of importance with respect to burning mouth syndrome (BMS), the spinal nucleus may be important in central sensitization of peripheral trigeminal nerve fibers via alterations in NMDA (N-methyl D-aspartate) receptors.


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