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Title Dry mouth : a clinical guide on causes, effects and treatments / Guy Carpenter, editor.

Publication Info. Heidelberg : Springer, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 218 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Note Includes index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 31, 2014).
Bibliography References.
Summary This wide-ranging guide to dry mouth, or xerostomia, is intended to meet the needs of dentists by providing information on all clinically relevant aspects. After introductory discussion of salivary secretion and function, the potential causes of dry mouth, including diseases affecting saliva production, drugs and irradiation, are examined. Symptoms and signs such as altered taste, bacterial changes and infection are discussed and impacts on quality of life, described. Diagnostic issues are fully explored, covering the use of clinical scoring scales, difficulties in assessment, detection of ear.
Subject Salivary glands -- Diseases.
Mouth -- Diseases.
Dentistry.
Pharmacology/Toxicology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Mouth -- Diseases. (OCoLC)fst01028442
Salivary glands -- Diseases. (OCoLC)fst01104058
Added Author Carpenter, Guy, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Carpenter, Guy. Dry Mouth : A Clinical Guide on Causes, Effects and Treatments. Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, ©2014 9783642551536
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-642-55154-3 doi
ISBN 9783642551543 (electronic bk.)
3642551548 (electronic bk.)
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