Definition of sublingual in English:

sublingual

adjective

Anatomy Medicine
  • 1Situated or applied under the tongue.

    • ‘Nitroglycerin may be administered via several routes, including sublingual, buccal, oral, transdermal, and intravenous.’
    • ‘Others have asked students to give specific practical advice to a patient receiving, say, sublingual glyceryl trinitrate for angina or an inhaler for asthma.’
    • ‘Organic nitrates were soon discovered to share many of the pharmacologic properties of amyl nitrite, and by 1879 the sublingual administration of nitroglycerin was established for relief of acute anginal attacks.’
    • ‘Oral, intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, epidural, intrathecal, sublingual, and rectal are all viable routes of morphine administration.’
    • ‘Nicotine replacement is available as chewing gum, transdermal patch, nasal spray, inhaler, sublingual tablet, and lozenge.’
    1. 1.1 Denoting a pair of small salivary glands beneath the tongue.
      • ‘Grossly, the cut surface revealed a unilocular cystic lesion, which measured 1.5 x 1.2 cm and which was enclosed within the sublingual major salivary gland.’
      • ‘The facial artery may replace the lingual artery and supply the sublingual gland.’
      • ‘The male produces a long, gelatinous strand of condensed saliva from the sublingual salivary glands, which is then wound into a half-cup nest, bonded to a vertical surface.’
      • ‘The benign variant is a typical example of an intraductal papilloma arising in the sublingual gland, a previously unreported site.’
      • ‘When combined with naloxone, sublingual buprenorphine is as effective as methadone, but has much less abuse or diversion potential.’

Pronunciation:

sublingual

/ˌsəbˈliNGɡwəl/