ptyalism


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ptyalism

 [ti´ah-lizm]
excessive salivation; called also hypersalivation and sialorrhea.

si·a·lor·rhe·a

(sī'ă-lō-rē'ă),
Excessive flow of saliva. See: salivation.
[sialo- + G. rhoia, a flow]

ptyalism

/pty·a·lism/ (ti´ah-lizm) excessive secretion of saliva.

ptyalism

(tī′ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Excessive flow of saliva.

ptyalism

[tī′əliz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, ptyalon, spittle
excessive salivation, such as sometimes occurs in the early months of pregnancy. It is also a clinical sign of mercury poisoning. Also called hyperptyalism. See also sialorrhea.

si·a·lism

, sialismus (sī'ă-lizm, -liz'mŭs)
An excess secretion of saliva.
Synonym(s): ptyalism, salivation, sialorrhea, sialosis.
[G. sialismos]

ptyalism

Excessive salivation from any cause, such as mercury or organophosphorous poisoning, mouth irritation, OESOPHAGITIS or PEPTIC ULCER.

ptyalism (tī´əlizəm),

ptyalism

excessive secretion of saliva; seen in rabbits, guinea pigs with malocclusion or heat stress, ruminants poisoned by Rhizoctonia leguminicola.
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Van Dinter recommended assessing patients for ptyalism symptoms at each prenatal visit, with consideration being given to dietary modification in an effort to reduce symptoms.
A 19-year-old, female, yellow-naped Amazon parrot was presented with a 1-year history of feather picking and an incidental 14-year history of ptyalism.
This crusting on the feathers was attributed to ptyalism.
Because of the lack of acceptable medical treatments available for chronic ptyalism and because the lesions were multifocal, no definitive treatment was given for the sialoceles or sialoliths.
Follow-up conversation with the owners 3 weeks after the initial presentation revealed that both the feather picking and the ptyalism had ceased.