Test on Salivary Glands

  • Andreas W. Herling
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Symptoms of several human diseases are manifested as increased salivation (e.g., Parkinson’s disease) or decreased salivation (e.g., xerosis). Studies to find and to evaluate sialagogues, such as substance P and its synthetic derivatives, as well as to search for salivation inhibitors are necessary. Saliva excretion is greatly influenced by anesthetics. Wagner et al. (1991) proposed a simple method to study saliva secretion in conscious rats and to evaluate sialagogues and sialagogue antagonists.


Submandibular Gland Salivary Secretion Pancuronium Bromide Parotid Duct Foam Cube 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbHFrankfurtGermany

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