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1. the secretion of saliva.
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Production of saliva. See: sialorrhea.
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, sialismus (sī'ă-lizm, -liz'mŭs)
An excess secretion of saliva.
Synonym(s): ptyalism, salivation, sialorrhea, sialosis.
[G. sialismos]
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The production of saliva. Excessive salivation is a feature of mouth ulcers and other causes of mouth irritation, PARKINSON'S DISEASE, nerve gas poisoning, organophosphorus insecticide poisoning, mercury poisoning, RABIES and overactivity of the parasympathetic nervous system.
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In animals, sheep and cattle may have nasal discharge, excess salivation, and loss of appetite, weakness, or diarrhoea.
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The insect-borne virus causes fever, haemorrhages in the mouth and nose, excessive salivation, and nasal discharge.
Also, because the drug is associated with chronic dry mouth, users may also have excessive salivation if they suddenly stop.
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The initial symptoms are mainly due to stimulatory effects and include nausea and vomiting, excessive salivation, abdominal pain, pallor, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, tremor, headache, dizziness, muscle twitches, and seizures.