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Salivary Gland Disorders

  • By: Richard K. Ogden D.O., FACOFP, FAAFP
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Salivary gland disorders encompass a broad range of conditions that can affect these supportive glands of the digestive tract. The salivary glands function is to manufacture and release saliva, which moistens and starts the digestive breakdown of ingested food. Saliva is ...

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