Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Excess Salivation Underlying Cause

Saliva production normally increases when the salivary glands respond to certain smells and tastes.

Common causes of excessive salivation include:


Less common causes of excessive salivation include:

Last Updated: Jan 31, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Excess Salivation References
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