from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to both the mouth and the pharynx
- adj. Of or pertaining to the oropharynx
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the oropharynx.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or located near the oropharynx
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But it can cause cancer in the upper throat, too, and a new study says HPV-positive tumors now account for a majority of these cases of what is called oropharyngeal cancer.
The type of cancer they examined, called oropharyngeal, originates in the back of the tongue, the soft part of the roof of the mouth, the tonsils, or the sides of the throat.
Despite an overall slight decline in most head and neck cancers in recent years, cases of a particular form called oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) have increased sharply, particularly in the developed world.
Despite an overall slight decline in head and neck cancers in recent years, cases of a particular form called oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) have increased sharply, particularly in the developed world.
• A 2007 study at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found that oral HPV infection is "the strongest risk factor" for a relatively uncommon throat cancer called oropharyngeal cancer,
These findings dwarf the increased risk of developing this so-called oropharyngeal cancer associated with the two major risk factors: smoking (3 times greater) or drinking (2.5 times greater).
Here is some information about HPV: • It is the name of a group of viruses that are frequently transmitted sexually • Some types of HPV can cause genital warts • Infection with some types of HPV in the genital region is known to increase the risk for cervical cancer in women According to experts out of University Hospital in Coventry, while the rate of head and neck cancers in general is dropping, rates of a certain type of cancer affecting the mouth and throat, known as oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, is on the rise.
tumors it causes, called oropharyngeal cancers, occur in specific areas: the base of the tongue and the area just behind the mouth, including the soft palate, tonsils, and the side and back walls of the throat.
HPV can lead to cervical cancer or less common malignancies, such as oropharyngeal cancer.
In 90% of cases of HPV infection in the body, the immune system clears HPV naturally within two years, according to federal health agencies, but in some cases, certain types of HPV can lead to cervical cancer or less common malignancies, such as oropharyngeal cancer.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.