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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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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2010.38


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
Research Community:University of Westminster > Life Sciences, School of
ID Code:7913
Deposited On:13 May 2010 12:18
Last Modified:13 May 2010 12:18

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