Accession Number : AD0640292

Title :   DUALITY IN THE FUNCTION OF THE PAROTID GLANDS IN HUMANS,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Vasilyev,A. I.

Report Date : 21 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A special technique has been elaborated for keeping optical records of salivation in terms of calibrated integrating curves. Data was thus provided for comparing patterns of secretory activity as well as amounts of saliva secreted from right and left parotid salivary glands in human subjects in response to unilateral intraoral chemical stimulation. When the initial functional states of both glands were equal, a greater flow of saliva occured on the side of stimulation. If there were a marked functional asymmetry of salivation, the flow of saliva from the unstimulated, but more active, gland was generally greater, than the response elicited on the side of stimulation from a relatively inactive gland. Asymmetric salivation appears to depend naturally upon forced use of one side for mastication, due to the presence of unequal defects of right or left molars. Such a condition may be reproduced experimentally by training subjects to practice unilateral mastication at every meal for a number of days. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SALIVARY GLANDS, SECRETION), PHYSIOLOGY, SALIVA, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), MASTICATION, USSR

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE