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Tiwari M. Science behind human saliva. J Nat Sci Biol Med. 2011;2(1):53-58. doi:10.4103/0976-9668.82322


Dehydration and saliva

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Saliva and diabetes 1 and 2

Hoseini A, Mirzapour A, Bijani A, Shirzad A. Salivary flow rate and xerostomia in patients with type I and II diabetes mellitus. Electron Physician. 2017;9(9):5244-5249. Published 2017 Sep 25. doi:10.19082/5244


Medication and dry mouth



Diet and reflux

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Hydrochloric acid and ageing

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