Accession Number : AD0667792

Title :   EFFECT OF VERBAL SUGGESTIONS ON GUSTATION-INDUCED PAROTID FLOW,

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Sep-15 Dec 66,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

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

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Ninety healthy young adult males were studied in an effort to ascertain the effects of verbal suggestion on parotid flow rates. Distilled water and 1.0% citric acid solution were employed as stimulants while both true and false suggestions were given to subjects concerning the identity of the solutions under test. Neither the suggestion that water was acid nor that acid was water exerted a significant influence on the rate of parotid flow. The most significant finding of this study was that the parotid flow rate response to water stimulation could not be altered by verbal suggestion, since the rate of flow in this instance more nearly approximates the basal or physiologic rate of gland function. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SALIVA, SECRETION), TASTE, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), VERBAL BEHAVIOR, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), WATER, CITRIC ACID, SALIVARY GLANDS, DENTISTRY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE