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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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Artificial saliva, (Modified Meyer's artificial saliva--Tai et al (4) 1992) having the following composition was used.
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The artificial saliva, a solution resembling mixed saliva, consisted of 115 mM NaHC[O.
Key words: Sorption, Solubility, Artificial saliva, Distilled water, Tooth-colored materials
Effect of artificial saliva on the apatite structure of eroded enamel.
The management of patients with salivary gland dysfunction requires enough stimulation of the residual gland function with sialogogues or, in severe cases, use of artificial saliva (3).
Artificial saliva and the non-alcohol mouthrinse solution (Oral B) presented statistically similar surface roughness values.
TABLE 1: PERCENT WEIGHT LOSS OF SPECIMENS OF GLASS IONOMER CEMENT IMMERSED FOR 9611 IN ARTIFICIAL SALIVA ADJUSTED TO VARIOUS PH VALUES AT 37degC
We used two artificial salivas, artificial saliva I (AS I)--Salivan[R] (Apsen, Sao Paulo, Brazil), which is composed of carboxymethylcellulose, and artificial saliva II (AS II), Biotene[R] (GlaxoSmithKline, Moon Township, USA) consisting of glucose oxidase, lactoferrin, lysozyme and lactoperoxidase.
In TM group, a thin layer of CPP-ACP paste (Tooth Mousse, GC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan) was applied using a microbrush on the enamel surfaces of the samples, and left undisturbed for three minutes and then stored in artificial saliva for six hours.
Thermal cycling, (2,3,5,6,14) storage of the dry material at 37[degrees]C in acids, and immersion in water, artificial saliva, or hot water (1-4,7,16) are some of the methods used to artificially age composite resins and other dental materials.