Saliva: physiology and diagnostic potential in health and disease

Farnaud, Sebastien and Kosti, Ourania and Getting, Stephen J. and Renshaw, Derek (2010) Saliva: physiology and diagnostic potential in health and disease. ScientificWorldJournal, 10. pp. 434-456. ISSN 1537-744X

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This article discusses the origin and the role of saliva in the mouth, and how by measuring substances in saliva, we can diagnose a range of human diseases. Saliva is simple to sample and requires no specialised training, unlike blood. A range of human diseases and infections can be diagnosed from saliva, and this review discusses the most recent literature describing the specific biomarkers used to diagnose each disease.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Life Sciences, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 13 May 2010 11:18
Last Modified: 13 May 2010 11:18

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