Accession Number : AD0676135

Title :   BODY WEIGHT AND PAROTID FLOW.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jul-Dec 66,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

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

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Parotid fluid samples (1,145) were collected from 403 healthy young adult males to ascertain the correlation between body weight and parotid flow rate. In four experiments samples were collected without exogenous stimulants and under the gustatory stimulation of peppermint, cherry, and grape candy drops. The rate of parotid gland function was found to be independent of body weight, regardless of the collection procedure employed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SALIVARY GLANDS, *SECRETION), BODY WEIGHT, SALIVA, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), HUMANS, TABLES(DATA), DENTISTRY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE