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Determinants of salivary response to mechanical stimulation
  1. Andre L. Blum,
  2. Gabriel M. Makhlouf

    Abstract

    In a study of 32 individuals aged 4 to 38 years forced spitting was shown to be an optimal mechanical stimulus of salivary secretion suitable for use in functional studies. The flow rates obtained by this means were related to body weight and probably reflected the growth in size of the salivary glands.

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