sialadenosis si·a·lad·e·no·sis (sī’ə-lād’n-ō’sĭs)
Enlargement of the salivary glands, usually the parotids, often seen in conditions such as alcoholism and malnutrition.


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    adjective 1. encouraging salivary flow. noun 2. sialagogue (def 2).

  • Sialagogue

    adjective 1. sialagogic (def 1). noun 2. a sialagogic agent or medicine. noun 1. (med) any drug or agent that can stimulate the flow of saliva sialagogue si·al·a·gogue or si·al·o·gogue (sī-āl’ə-gôg’) n. A drug or other agent that increases the flow of saliva. Also called ptyalagogue.

  • Sialectasis

    sialectasis si·a·lec·ta·sis (sī’ə-lěk’tə-sĭs) n. Dilation of a salivary duct. Also called ptyalectasis.

  • Sialemesis

    sialemesis si·a·lem·e·sis (sī’ə-lěm’ĭ-sĭs) or si·a·le·me·si·a (-lə-mē’zē-ə) n. Vomiting due to or accompanying excessive secretion of saliva. Vomiting of saliva.

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