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aptyalism (s) (noun), aptyalisms (pl)
Deficiencies or the complete lack of saliva secretions: When Gerald has significant aptyalisms going on, it becomes very difficult or impossible for him to have enough saliva to moisten his mouth to begin the digestive processes, and to lubricate food while he is trying to chew and swallow.

Since Martin is afflicted with aptyalism, he has a very dry mouth and so he has a problem eating without frequent sips of water.

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