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Abnormal dryness of the mouth.

[New Latin xērostomia : xero- + Greek -stomos, mouthed; see ozostomia.]


(ˌzɪərəˈstəʊmɪə) or


(Pathology) abnormal lack of saliva; dryness of the mouth
[C19: from xero- + -stom(e) + -ia]


an abnormal dryness of the mouth, caused by lack of normal secretion of saliva.
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Noun1.xerostomia - abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva
dryness, waterlessness, xerotes - the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)


n. xerostomía, excesiva sequedad en la boca debida a una deficiencia de secreción salival.
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Yamachika S, Yamamoto K, Yamada H, Maeda N, Nakagawa Y (2010) Influence of hyposalivation on oral candida colonization.
This study did not include 'salivary flow rates' as part of the clinical examination as it evaluated the impact of xerostomia and not hyposalivation, although the clinical signs used during the examination are signs associated with a lack of saliva in each participant's mouth, rather than purely a perception of dry mouth.
Hyposalivation was found in 10 of the 35 patients with xerostomia (28.
The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of hyposalivation and colonization/oral fungal infection of oral cavity with yeasts, as well as dental status in institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly.
Sodium gradient, xerostomia, thirst and inter-dialytic excessive weight gain: A possible relationship with hyposalivation in patients on maintenance hemodialysis.
ashx Hyposalivation Hyposalivation with Xerostomia Screening Tool http://www.
Local factors associated with burning mouth syndrome include hyposalivation and/ or xerostomia, parafunctional habits, contact allergies, poorly fitting oral devices, Candida albicans oral infection, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, and hot or spicy foods.
Hyposalivation or chronic xerostomia can impair the patients' quality of life.
Patients can present with recurrent, intermittent swelling that may be associated with food intake and hyposalivation.