Xerostomia

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 or drinking alcohol. Xerostomia can cause difficult
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xerostomia

[n] - abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva
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Xerostomia

dryness of the mouth.
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Xerostomia

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 uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems. Dry
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xerostomia

<symptom> A dryness of the mouth from salivary gland dysfunction, often seen in patients with Sjogren syndrome. ... (30 Sep 1997) ...
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xerostomia

dry mouth noun abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva
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xerostomia

(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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xerostomia

(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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xerostomia

(xero- + Gr. stoma mouth + -ia) dryness of the mouth from salivary gland dysfunction, as in Sjögren's syndrome.
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xerostomia

xerostomia 1. Dryness of the mouth resulting from diminished or arrested salivary secretion. 2. Abnormal dryness of the mouth due to insufficient secretions of saliva; also called, 'dry mouth'. Xerostomia may occur in diabetes, hysteria, paralysis of the facial nerve involving the chorda tympani (branch of the facial nerve), acute infections, and
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Xerostomia

Decreased salivary secretion that produces a dry and sometimes burning sensation of the oral mucosa and/or cervical caries.
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Xerostomia

Dry mouth. It is common to have a dry mouth during labor. To help alleviate a dry mouth, it is permissible to suck on ice chips, a lollipop or hard candy between contractions. Sucking on a wet washcloth may also help.
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xerostomia

Type: Term Pronunciation: zē′rō-stō′mē-ă Definitions: 1. A dryness of the mouth, having a varied etiology, resulting from diminished or arrested salivary secretion, or asialism.
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Xerostomia

Dry mouth occurs when a person's mouth lacks sufficient saliva to keep it moist. We all get dry mouth at times but a person who experiences dry mouth all the time suffers from a condition called xerostomia. Saliva is more than just a mouth moisturizer—it also aids chewing swallowing and digestion controls the amount of bacteria and fungi in
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xerostomia

Dry mouth. It occurs when the body is not able to make enough saliva.
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Xerostomia

A condition that causes dry mouth, which can be caused by various factors such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, drugs used for treating depression, radiation therapy for the cancer of the throat or mouth, HIV infection, and kidney failure.
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XEROSTOMIA

dryness of the mouth.
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xerostomia

Decreased salivary secretion that produces a dry and sometimes burning sensation of the oral mucosa and/or cervical caries.
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Xerostomia

Having little or no saliva in the mouth.
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Xerostomia

Dry mouth caused by medication, radiation, or malfunctioning salivary glands.
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