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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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Examples for salivation
  • 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.
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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