artificial saliva


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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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The specimens in this study were placed in artificial saliva to simulate oral environmental conditions, and tensile bond strength was evaluated over varying intervals of time (24 h and 1 month).
Construction of an artificial saliva reservoir in an existing maxillary denture.
Artificial saliva (10 mL) was placed to mouth stimulating part of mastication apparatus and a prepared chewing gum was placed on its predesigned place in the apparatus.
The bioactivity test was investigated by soaking the cement pastilles for different periods in artificial saliva from 4 hours to 30 days.
Only FG-ref represented an exception, showing a generally higher ZP magnitude than the "scraped" coatings, especially in water, artificial saliva, and DMEM 1: 100.
In order to simulate clinical conditions and standardize the experimental conditions [34], the specimens were stored in artificial saliva at 25[degrees] C throughout the course of the experiment in this present study.
In experiment 2, saliva lost due to SFC was replenished via an intraruminal infusion of iso-osmotic artificial saliva. A comparison of dry forage intake was then conducted between the intraruminal replenishment of iso-osmotic artificial saliva and insertion of a balloon (RRIAS-RIB) treatment, and the intraruminal replenishment of isoosmotic artificial saliva and non-insertion of a balloon (PRIAS-NIB) control.
Effect of loading force on the dissolution behavior and surface properties of nickeltitanium orthodontic archwires in artificial saliva. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2011; 140(2): 166-176.
Table-I: Showing different ingredients of Artificial Saliva along with pH
Commercially available artificial saliva preparations are often prescribed, but no treatment has been shown to increase natural saliva production.
Specimens (13mmx3mmx2mm) of each material were prepared in the stainless steel mould according to the manufacturers' instructions and distributed into 3 equal groups: one immersed in distilled water the other in artificial saliva and the last one in ethanol for 24 hours.

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