Using the modified Schirmer test to measure mouth dryness: A preliminary study

Chen, Austin; Wai, Yolanda; Lee, Linda; Lake, Stephen; Sook-Bin Woo
February 2005
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Feb2005, Vol. 136 Issue 2, p164
Academic Journal
Discusses the use of the modified Schirmer test to measure mouth dryness. Common signs and symptoms in patients who experience hyposalivation as a result of receiving head and neck radiation and diseases that cause destruction of the salivary glands; Methods for measuring the volume and weight of saliva; Importance of the collection of saliva from individual glands.


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