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artificial saliva

Etymology: L, artificiosum, artifice, saliva, spittle
a mixture of carboxymethylcellulose, sorbitol, sodium, and potassium chloride in an aqueous solution. It is available in a spray container for the treatment of xerostomia, or dry mouth.

sa·li·va sub·sti·tute

(să-lī'vă sŭb'sti-tūt)
Artificial saliva is formulated to mimic natural saliva, but does not stimulate salivary gland activity. Commercially available products come in a variety of formulations including solutions, sprays, gels, and lozenges. Used to treat xerostomia (dry mouth).
Synonym(s): artificial saliva.

artificial saliva

An aqueous solution or gel that is useful in treating excessive dryness of the mouth (xerostomia).
Synonym: saliva substitute
See also: saliva

artificial saliva

Drugs used to treat dry mouth. Examples are xylitol and mucin (As Saliva Orthana), carboxy-methylcellulose (Glandosane) and malic acid (Salivix).
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As outlined in Table 1, artificial saliva was prepared according to a method previously used by Heftman, 1970.
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Each group received the non-infusion control (NI), the artificial saliva i.
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Commercially available artificial saliva preparations are often prescribed, but no treatment has been shown to increase natural saliva production.
There are many treatments he or she can recommend to alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth, including increasing fluid intake, chewing sugarless gum, sucking on sugarless candy or using artificial saliva.
He led a recent study into the effect energy drinks on tooth enamel where samples of human tooth enamel were immersed in various sports and energy drinks for 15 minutes, in artificial saliva for two hours.
To test the effect of the acidity levels, the researchers immersed samples of human tooth enamel in each beverage for 15 minutes, followed by immersion in artificial saliva for two hours.
2002, 2007) reported that ruminal infusion of parotid saliva and the intravenous infusion of artificial saliva reduced dry forage intake suppression caused by a reduction in circulating plasma volume which is a result of increased salivary secretion during the initial stages of dry forage feeding.