sialo-, sial- +

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

1. Analysis of the saliva as a means of determining the physiologic status of the patient, especially in relation to metabolic processes.
2. The study or diagnosis of a disease using an analysis of saliva.
1. The flow of saliva.
2. Ptyalism; excessive salivation.

Also called: hyperptyalism, hypersalivation, ptyalorrhea, salivation, sialism, and sialorrhea.

Stenosis, occlusion, or narrowing, of a duct of a major salivary gland.
1. A salivary fistula.
2. A syringe for washing out the salivary ducts, or a drainage tube for the salivary ducts.
A reference to the flow of saliva.
An increase in the flow of saliva.
Any of the oligosaccharides to which are attached one or more sialic acid residues; they accumulate when the sialidase specific for oligosaccharides and glycoproteins is deficient, as in sialidosis and galactosialidosis.
A term used in the recommended names of some enzymes of the transferase class that catalyze the formation of sialylglycoconjugates via transfer of the sialic acid group from CMP to one of several glycoconjugate acceptors.
xerosialography (s) (noun, xerosialographies (pl)
A radiographic image of the salivary ducts in which the images are recorded by X-ray photography which uses an electrically charged metal plate instead of film: Xerosialography is a dry and totally photoelectric process for recording images.

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