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a.1.(Med.) Checking the flow of saliva.
n.1.A remedy against excessive salivation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Sedation Scoring (4-point scale) Degree of Sedation Score Asleep 3 Moderately Drowsy 2 Mild Drowsiness 1 Awake 0 Degree of Anxiety Score Quiet or Comfortable 4 Uneasy 3 Anxious 2 Very Upset or Worried 1 Frightened or Terrified 0 Anxiety Scoring (5-Point Scale) Anti-Siaiagogue Effect Scoring (3-Point Scale) Degree of Dryness Score Dry mouth 2 Moist 1 Wet 0 Antisialagogue effect was scored by checking drying of mouth with a blotting paper by blotting the tongue and inner aspect of cheek for 30 seconds each.
After the administration of an antisialagogue and nasal decongestion, the nostril through which fibreoptic intubation is planned is gently dilated, lubricated and anaesthetized by inserting an NPA generously coated with lignocaine jelly (5).
It gained popularity because it produces less tachycardia than atropine, it is a much more potent antisialagogue and does not cross the blood-brain barrier.