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an agent that stimulates the flow of saliva.


Etymology: Gk, sialon, saliva, agogos, leading
anything that stimulates, promotes, or produces the secretion of saliva.


A medication given to increase the flow of saliva.
Mentioned in: Dry Mouth


, sialogogue (sī-al'ă-gog, -ŏ-gog)
1. Promoting saliva flow.
2. Agent having this action (e.g., anticholinesterase agents).
[sial- + G. agōgos, drawing forth]

sialagogue, sialogogue

an agent that stimulates the flow of saliva.
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10 Various non-surgical or conservative approaches are repeated aspiration and pressure dress- ing, radiation therapy at 6-20 Gy but it is no longer popular because radiation doses required for healing are high and may be carcinogenic, administering noth- ing orally to the patient until fistula closes, anti- sialogogues like atropine or probanthine can be used but their side effects restrict their use.
Other treatment modalities include use of sialogogues to increase salivary flow, encouragement of fluid intake, massage, and duct probing and dilation.
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).
Medical treatments include sialogogues, such as pilocarpine hydrochloride tablets, and cevimeline.