TITLE

Body fluids: components and disorders of saliva

AUTHOR(S)
Peate, Ian
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants;Jun2008, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p271
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Saliva is an essential body fluid which plays a key role in the digestion process, kick-starting the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. Saliva also helps to maintain healthy oral tissues and without it, diseases and infections of the mouth can occur.
ACCESSION #
32870352

 

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