A calcareous concretion or calculus in the salivary ducts or glands, involving most commonly the submaxillary gland and its duct, less frequently the parotid and sublingual glands and their ducts, and seldom the minor salivary glands. Also called: salivary calculus and salivary stone.
1. The formation or presence of a salivary calculus; ptyalolithiasis
2. The disease characterized by the formation of salivary calculi.
Symptoms depend on the site of the calculus or calculi and whether infections, sometimes recurrent, are concerned. In the submandibular salivary gland, the site of 90 percent of such cases, large calculi are likely to obstruct the duct and result in swelling of the gland while eating. Also, ptyalolithotomy.
Incision of a salivary gland or duct for the removal of a calculus.
The majority of such incisions are made from within the mouth to remove a calculus from the submandibular salivary duct. Also, ptyalolithotomy.
The scientific study of saliva; its functions, therapeutic treatment, etc.
A salivary tumor.
Metaplasia of the salivary glands.
An instrument for measuring the rate of secretion of saliva from the major salivary glands.
It consists of an arrangement for attachment to the opeining of the salivary duct, by suction or cannulation, and a drop counter or other means of measuring the weight or volumen of the secretions.
The measurement of the rate of secretion of saliva, usually from the parotid and submandibular salivary glands, done for physiological reasons and for the investigation of salivary gland diseases.
A mucin whose carbohydrate groups contain a sialic acid.
A mucin refers to any of a group of glycoproteins found especially in the secretions of mucous membranes.
The excessive swallowing of saliva.
Any glycoprotein containing sialic acid.
A glycoprotein is a molecule that consists of a carbohydrate plus a protein. Glycoproteins play essential roles in the body; for example, in the immune system almost all of the key molecules involved in the immune response are glycoproteins.
Spraying saliva when speaking.
I once knew a fellow named Fritz,
Who spoke with conspicuous spritz.
Whatever he’d say
Came out with a spray—:
His sialoquent spurts gave me fits!
sialorrhea, sialorrhoea (British)
1. An excess secretion of saliva; a condition produced by mercury, pilocarpine, and by nervous disturbances.
2. The excessive flow of saliva.
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