Accession Number : AD0634574

Title :   PHYSIOLOGIC CHEMISTRY OF THE HUMAN ORAL SECRETIONS. TOTAL PROTEIN CONTENT OF PAROTID FLUID COLLECTED WITHOUT EXOGENOUS STIMULATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Jun 64-Jun 65,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : SHANNON, Ira L. ; Terry,James M.

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Parotid fluid was collected without exogenous stimulation from 508 systemically healthy young adult males. The total protein content of this fluid, along with serum from simultaneous blood collections, was determined and correlations were southt with oral health status. Serum protein was not related to either caries experience or periodontal status. An insignificant relationship was found between serum protein and parotid fluid protein. This was true when parotid fluid protein was expressed in either concentration or secretion rate in micrograms per minute. Parotid fluid protein was not significantly related to wither of the oral health variables. Parotid flow rate was negatively related to parotid fluid protein concentration (r = -.287) and positively related to the secretion rate for this constituent (r = .674). Each of these coefficients was different from zero at the .01 level. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SALIVA, PROTEINS), BLOOD SERUM, BLOOD PROTEINS, MOUTH, HYGIENE, TEETH, DISEASES, SECRETION, DENTISTRY, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE