Accession Number : AD0654293

Title :   EFFECT OF MENTAL EXERCISE ON PAROTID FLOW RATE IN THE HUMAN.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Mar-1 Jun 66,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Shannon,Ira L.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Three experiments were carried out in which paired parotid fluid samples were collected from 225 healthy young adults in an effort to ascertain the effect of mental exercise on rate of flow. Samples were collected without exogenous stimulation and with paraffin and sugared chewing gum employed as eliciting agents. Mental exertion involved adding columns of whole numbers four digits wide and four digits in height. Subjects were sampled that performed no arithmetic computations, others that solved problems during the second collection interval, while others performed the computations while providing the initial sample. There was no indication in any of the 3 experiments that mental concentration produced a significant effect on the rate of parotid flow. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SALIVA, SECRETION), DENTISTRY, HUMANS, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), REASONING

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE