sialo-, sial- +
(Greek: saliva (suh LIGH vuh); spittle, foam from the mouth; the salivary glands)
aerosialophagy (s) (noun) (no pl)
Constant swallowing; sialoaerophagy: The habit of aerosialophagy involves the intake of saliva and air into the stomach.
antisialagogue (s) (noun), antisialagogues (pl)
Medicine which stops or reduces secretion of saliva: Dr. Fiske recommended antisialagogue to check the flow of Russel's excessive salivation.
Deficiency or absence of saliva.
An autosomal recessive disorder clinically almost indistinguishable from sialidosis, type II, but due to deficiency of both sialidase and β-galactosidase. As in sialidosis, multiple variants occur, of increasing severity with decreasing age of onset; congenital, infantile, and juvenile forms have been identified. The defect appears to be in a protein necessary for activation or protection of the two enzymes.
An excessive secretion of saliva that contains sugar.
When chewing, the mixing of saliva with food.
sialaden (s) (noun), sialadens (pl)
A salivary gland: Arthur read in his biology book that the glands producing or secreting saliva in one's mouth were termed sialadens!
sialadenectomy, sialoadenectomy (s) (noun); sialadenectomies; sialoadenectomies (pl)
Excision of any one of the salivary glands: Sialadenectomy usually concerns one of the major salivary glands, particularly the parotid and submandibular glands.
sialadenitis, sialoadenitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Inflammation of a salivary gland or glands; sialitis:.Chronic nonspecific sialadenitis consists of a persistent inflammatory swelling of a major salivary gland, often characterized by recurrent exacerbations. It is sometimes the result of an infection secondary to duct obstruction, for instance by a calculus.
sialadenography (s) (noun) (no pl)
Radiography of the ducts of the salivary glands: After the instillation of an opaque contrast medium into the ducts, a sialadenography can be made. This method is also called "sialangiography", "sialoadenography", "sialoangiography", or "ptyalograpy".
sialadenosis (s) (noun) (no pl)
A disease of the salivary gland: A condition of sialadeuosis refers to a non-inflammatory growth and swelling of the salivary glands.
sialadenotomy, sialoadenotomy (s) (noun); sialadenotomies; sialoadenotomies (pl)
Incision into a salivary gland: A sialadenotomy may be performed to drain an abscess or to remove a calculus.
sialadenotropic (adjective), more sialadenotropic, most sialadenotropic
Referring to something that has an influence on the salivary glands: Jack read in his biology book that certain sialadenotropic substances had an affinity for the salivary glands.
sialagogic, sialogogic (adjective); more sialagogic, most sialagogic; more sialogogic, most sialogogic
Referring to any substance that increases the flow of saliva: Because the elderly Mrs. Smith couldn't swallow her food very well due to her dry mouth, her doctor gave her some sialagogic medicine to encourage or stimulate the flow of saliva.
sialagogue, sialogogue (s) (noun); sialagogues; sialogogues (pl)
Any substance that promotes or stimulates the flow of saliva; ptyalagogue: Parasympathomimetic drugs are considered to be sialagogues that increase the flow of saliva.