American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Situated beneath or on the underside of the tongue.
- n. A sublingual part, such as a gland, artery, or duct.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated under the tongue, or on the under side of the tongue; hypoglossal: specifying various structures. Also subglossal.
- Of or pertaining to the sublingua.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Situated under the tongue.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the sublingual gland.
- adj. beneath the tongue
- sub- + lingual (Wiktionary)
“WHITE: There's a lot of work that's being done with what we call sublingual immunotherapy.”
“It was looking at an alternative to allergy shots to build up an immunity against ragweed called sublingual immunotherapy.”
“So researchers have been testing needle-free alternatives, either in a daily tablet or as drops left under the tongue, which patients can self-administer at home -- so-called sublingual immunotherapy.”
“Allergists, pediatric allergists as well as specialists that offer alternative allergy treatments such as sublingual allergy serum drops.”
“If you give her a Nexium, then you're responsible if she has a heart attack," said the attendant, breaking out uncoated aspirin and sublingual nitroglycerin, which dissolves under your tongue and dilates the blood vessels so there's more blood flow going to the heart, relieving angina.”
“Intermezzo is a sublingual, smaller-dose formulation of zolpidem.”
“As recently as this past March, FDA took action against manufacturers of unapproved sublingual nitroglycerin tablets for treating certain heart conditions.”
“It's so easy to take a sublingual (under-the-tongue) tablet three or four times a week; you don't even have to swallow a pill.”
“In standard, or allopathic, medicine, this is called sublingual administration.”
“I prefer using sublingual melatonin, as it is absorbed more quickly and goes directly to where it is needed.”
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