sialo-, sial- +

(Greek: saliva (suh LIGH vuh); spittle, foam from the mouth; the salivary glands)

aerosialophagy
Constant swallowing, thus taking saliva and air into the stomach; also sialoaerophagy.
antisialagogue
Medicine which stops or reduces secretion of saliva.
asialia
Deficiency or absence of saliva.
galactosialidosis
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.
glycosialorrhea
An excessive secretion of saliva that contains sugar.
insalivation
When chewing, the mixing of saliva with food.
sialaden
A salivary gland.
sialadenectomy
Excision of any one of the salivary glands, usually one of the major salivary glands, particularly the parotid and submandibular glands.
sialadenitis, sialoadenitis
Inflammation of a salivary gland or glands; also, sialitis.

Chronic nonspecific sialadenitis consists of a chronic inflammatory swelling of a major salivary gland, often characterized by recurrent exacerbations. It is sometimes the result of infection secondary to duct obstruction, for instance by a calculus.

sialadenography
Radiography of the salivary glands after the instillation of opaque contrast medium into the ducts. Also called: sialangiography, sialoadenography, sialoangiography, and ptyalograpy.
sialadenosis
A disease of the salivary gland.
sialadenotomy
1. Incision into a salivary gland which may be performed to drain an abscess or to remove a calculus.
2. Excision of any one of the salivary glands, usually one of the major salivary glands, particularly the parotid and submandibular glands; also, sialoadenectomy.
sialadenotropic
1. Having an influence on the salivary glands.
2. Having an affinity for the salivary glands.
sialagogic
1. Any agent that increases the flow of saliva.
2. Stimulating salivation.
sialagogue, sialogogue
1. Any substance that promotes or stimulates the flow of saliva; also ptyalagogue.
2. A drug or other agent that increases the flow of saliva.

Other related saliva and/or spittle units: ptyalo-; salivo-; sput-.