Definitions for: Salivation


[n] the secretion of saliva



Webster (1913) Definition: Sal`i*va"tion, n. [L. salivatio: cf. F.
salivation.] (Physiol.)
The act or process of salivating; an excessive secretion of
saliva, often accompanied with soreness of the mouth and
gums; ptyalism.

Note: It may be induced by direct chemical or mechanical
stimulation, as in mastication of some tasteless
substance like rubber, or indirectly by some agent
which affects the whole system, as mercury compounds.

See Also: ptyalism, secernment, secretion

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