Xerostomia (ə) is the medical term for the subjective complaint of dry mouth due to a lack of saliva. Xerostomia is sometimes colloquially called pasties, cottonmouth, drooth, or doughmouth. Several diseases, treatments, and medications can cause xerostomia. It can also be exacerbated by smoking o...
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[n] - abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva
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dryness of the mouth.
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Xerostomia: Dry mouth. The condition of not having enough saliva to keep the mouth wet due to inadequate function of the salivary glands. Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while when they are nervous, upset or under stress. But if someone has a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfort...
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<symptom> A dryness of the mouth from salivary gland dysfunction, often seen in patients with Sjogren syndrome. ... (30 Sep 1997) ...
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dry mouth noun abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva
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(zēr″o-sto´me-ә) dryness of the mouth from salivary gland dysfunction; persons with this often have high rates of dental caries.
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(from the article `connective tissue disease`) Sjögren syndrome, or sicca syndrome, is an autoimmune disorder characterized by dryness of the eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca); dryness of the ...
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