Overproduction Of Saliva

The normal production of saliva is two to three pints (1 to 1.5 liters) per day. In abnormal conditions the production may be as great as ten quarts (10 liters). Causes of excess production are (1) poisonings, as with mercury, bismuth, arsenic, tobacco, or mushroom; (2) inflammations of the mouth or gums; (3) irritation within the mouth, as teething in infants, or poorly fitting dentures; (4) infectious diseases, as smallpox or rabies; (5) stimulation of the organs of equilibrium, as in motion sickness, migraine, or hysteria; (6) certain disorders of the nervous system, as Parkinson's disease (paralysis agitans) or trifacial neuralgia; and (7) certain neurotic conditions.

Overproduction Of Saliva Signs And Symptoms

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