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salivation

[sal-uh-vey-shuh n] /ˌsæl əˈveɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of salivating.
2.
an abnormally abundant flow of saliva; ptyalism.
3.
mercurial poisoning.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin salīvātiōn- (stem of salīvātiō), equivalent to salīvāt(us) (see salivate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
hypersalivation, noun
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  • But no evidence of hydrophobia appears in his physician's letter, nor is there any mention of excessive salivation or seizures.
  • The tube in the esophagus may cause increased salivation, which raises your risk for aspiration.
  • The patient's parkinsonian symptoms included rigidity and excessive salivation.
Word Origin and History for salivation
n.

1590s, from French salivation or directly from Latin salivationem (nominative salivatio), noun of action from past participle stem of salivare (see salivate).

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salivation in Medicine

salivation sal·i·va·tion (sāl'ə-vā'shən)
n.

  1. The act or process of secreting saliva.

  2. See ptyalism.

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