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frenum

[′frē·nəm]
(anatomy)
A fold of tissue that restricts the movements of an organ.
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It is believed that the prominent labial fraenum exerts distal pressure on central incisors making them separate leading to midline diastema.
(1.) Adams CP: Relation of spacing of the upper central incisors to abnormal fraenum labii and other features of the dentofacial complex.
Pelvic-fins large (reaching anus), oval, disc-shaped, fraenum deep; fin length 26.7-33.9% (mode 28.6%) in SL.
The argon laser has also been used as a coagulator in areas with a high density of blood vessels, such as the lingual fraenum [Verco, 2007].
In 1995 Wiessinger and Miller described a case where an infant was having difficulties breastfeeding due to both ankyloglossia and an abnormal attachment of the labial or maxillary fraenum (hereinafter as maxillary lip-tie).
Maxillary fraenum. It is suggested that the maxillary fraenum should be redefined and identified as a vertical band of lip tissue extending from the inside portion of the upper lip attaching to the alveolar mucosa of the maxillary arch [Kotlow, 2004a].
An examination revealed reduced mobility of the tongue due to a short lingual fraenum. In maximum extension, the tongue did not reach the maxillary incisors and it had a bifid appearance (Fig.
An adolescent patient aged 12 years of age presented with a maxillary labial fraenum that had a low insertion (Fig.
There were no comparative studies of accidental and abusive torn labial fraenum as a determinant of abuse.