sialagogue

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sialagogue

[sī′al·ə‚gäg]
(pharmacology)
A drug producing a flow of saliva.
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(67) The root properties are noted as being beneficial in asthma, as an aid for nausea and vomiting (antiemetic), as an aid in reducing fevers, as a cough suppressant (antitussive), as a cleansing agent, as a diuretic, as a fever reducer (febrifuge), as an aid in the prevention of stone formation (lithontripic agent), as an aid in increasing the flow of saliva (sialogogue), as a stomach toner (stomachic), and as a sedative.
Choleretic, hepatoprotective, pancreatic and sialogogue activities of swertiamarin have also been reported (Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Database, 2002).
Hydration, moist heat, sialogogues, and gentle massage of the gland towards the ductal opening may promote spontaneous expulsion of the calculi.
Sialogogues, gland massage, attention to good oral hygiene and maintenance of adequate oral hydration are important initial steps.
Studies using systemic sialogogues (e.g., pilocarpine) concomitant with RT have failed to show significant maintenance of saliva production.