Accession Number : AD0714408

Title :   Qualitative Composition of Saliva Taken from Individual Glands in Children (Kachestvennyi Sostav Slyunyu u Detei iz Otdelnykh Zhelez),

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Makhtinger,A. I. ; Fedorov,A. Ya

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Studies of the qualitative composition of saliva in children in the case of various stimuli were conducted. The observations were made on 3 healthy children, aged 12-14 years, weighing 38-42 kg. The experiments were usually made on an empty stomach. As stimuli, meat and liver in the amounts of 6.0 g, and 30.0 g of a 1/2% solution of citric acid were used. On the basis of experiments, the following conclusions were drawn: The saliva from the parotid gland of children is richer in enzymes and organic substances than the saliva from the submaxillary gland; the parotid gland in children is an alimentary gland; with an increase in the size of the stimulus along with the increase in the secretion of saliva there is also a rise in the amount of enzyme and in the dry residue; The qualitative composition and viscosity of saliva, obtained in the case of rejected substances and food substances, does not show any type of characteristic difference which could determine similar differentiation with regard to children. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SALIVA, ANALYSIS), (*SALIVARY GLANDS, CHILDRENS), HUMANS, CHILDREN, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), FOOD, ENZYMES, SECRETION, USSR

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE