ptyalism


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Related to ptyalism: hyperemesis gravidarum

pty·a·lism

 (tī′ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Excessive flow of saliva.

[Greek ptualismos, salivation, from ptualizein, to salivate, from ptualon, saliva, from ptūein, to spit.]

ptyalism

(ˈtaɪəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) excessive secretion of saliva
[C17: from Greek ptualismos, from ptualizein to produce saliva, from ptualon saliva]

pty•a•lism

(ˈtaɪ əˌlɪz əm)

n.
excessive secretion of saliva.
[1675–85; < Greek ptyalismós expectoration =ptýal(on) spittle + -ismos -ism]

ptyalism

excessive salivation, usually associated with chronic mercury poisoning.
See also: Poison
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ptyalism - excessive flow of saliva
salivation - the secretion of saliva
Translations
hypersialorrhéesialorrhée
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The animal park veterinarian collected the specimens from animal D for diagnostic testing after severe respiratory symptoms, ptyalism, anorexia, and lethargy were observed in the animal and 3 other cheetahs housed in the same area.
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Prior reports by other investigators had put the incidence of ptyalism in pregnancy at no more than 1%, she added.