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Salivary secretion in duodenal ulcer disease
  1. André L. Blum

    Abstract

    Salivary response to stimulation with citric acid was higher in patients with duodenal ulcer disease than in patients with other diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract. This increase was proportional to an increase of histamine-stimulated gastric acid secretion. In duodenal ulcer disease, the increase in parietal cell mass may therefore be associated with the growth of other exocrine organs such as the salivary glands.

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    • 1 This work was supported by research funds of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Birmingham, NIH grants 2A-5286 and AM 09260 and NSF grant GB8351.

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