Accession Number : AD0601380

Title :   REDUCTASE ACTIVITY OF HUMAN WHOLE SALIVA AS RELATED TO DENTAL CARIES EXPERIENCE,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Shannon,Ira L. ; Gibson,William A. ; Chauncey,Howard H.

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Whole saliva reductase determinations were carried out on 402 systemically healthy young adult males. A commercially available kit was employed in these measurements. Results were tested in relation to the decayed, missing and filled surfaces (DMFS) scores and the number of carious surfaces present. There was a trend of higher reductase activity for persons with higher DMFS scores and more carious surfaces, but statistical analyses established that the test was not of diagnostic value for the individual subjects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEETH, DISEASES), (*DISEASES, TEETH), (*SALIVA, ENZYMES), (*ENZYMES, SALIVA), LYASES, INHIBITION, DENTISTRY, DIAGNOSTIC AGENTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE