salivary flow

salivary flow,

n the amount of saliva naturally produced by the salivary glands. Saliva production is increased by the presence of food or irritating substances, such as vomit, in the oral cavity. A healthy individual produces approximately 700 mL of saliva each day.
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Other research using a maltose-containing lozenge found a potential benefit for xerostomia, and another with a 1% malic acid spray did show a modest increase in salivary flow rates.
This occurs because the automatic nervous system decreases salivary flow during times of stress, which of course dries out the mucous membranes of the mouth.
In 1998, Izumi et al reported that steroid irrigation of the parotid gland significantly increased salivary flow rate inpatients with Sjogren syndrome.
The new gel has a pleasant mint flavor to help ensure patient compliance; it contains Ultramulsion[R] and spilanthes to provide a pleasant mouth feel and boost salivary flow.
Instead, xylitol actively promotes healthy teeth and gums by stimulating salivary flow, which aids in the remineralization of tooth enamel.
It could be that a patient has a low salivary flow because of a particular condition or medicine they are taking.
Patients' unstimulated salivary flow was measured before and after each treatment period.
We hypothesized that intensive exercising may alter significantly the salivary flow rate and balance of calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P) and fluoride (F) salivary levels for competitive swimmers while in training at gas-chlorinated swimming-pools.
Xerostomia, or severe dry mouth, is characterized by reduced salivary flow, which commonly affects patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer.
Other factors related to paediatric medicines might also contribute to the risk of dental caries, for example, high frequency of ingestion, bedtime consumption, reduced salivary flow caused by the use of some drugs and high viscosity (implying longer contact time with tooth surfaces).