The salivary fluid has an old history of study, but its physiological importance has only been recognized recently.
The salivary fluid is an exocrine secretion consisting of approximately 99% water with a variety of electrolytes including sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorides, bicarbonates, phosphates, and proteins represented by enzymes, immunoglobulins and other antimicrobial factors, mucosal glycoproteins, and traces of albumin with glucose and nitrogenous products such as urea and ammonia secreted mainly by three pairs of major salivary glands, namely parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands.
The size of salivary calculi may vary from less than one millimeter to a few centimeters in the greatest diameter.
These findings were suggestive of a submandibular salivary gland calculus with surrounding abscess formation.
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the salivary
cortisol and alpha amylase levels in response to long-distance running according performance variables as accumulated distance, total time and velocity of running in athletes.
flow is involved, we investigated whether the improvement of salivary
flow by denture treatment could counteract the symptoms of oral candidiasis.
Saliva is the mixture of fluids that originates from major and minor salivary
glands and nonglandular sources such as crevicular fluids, oral microorganism, and host cells.
gland tumors represent a diverse set of tumors with a broad range of biologic behaviors, ranging from completely benign tumors to low-grade malignancies to high-grade malignancies.
We performed a population-based historical cohort study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to determine trends in the incidence of major salivary
gland cancer and to evaluate the effect of sex, tumor size, histology, primary site, and extent of disease.
It is astonishing to consider how little is known of the pathological processes that affect any organ that is so near the surface, so accessible for clinical examination, so easy biopsies, so simple to obtain secretions for analysis and that organ is salivary
Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is reported to be commonest benign neoplasm of salivary
glands in Pakistan constituting 80-90% of all benign salivary
glands are seromucinous exocrine glands concerned with production and secretion of saliva.