Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002593
Title: Saliva as a diagnostic tool: A review
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Review Article
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    Saliva is an important physiological fluid and contains highly complex mixture which is gaining popularity as a diagnostic tool. Saliva is a watery substance comprising of 99.5% of water and 0.5% of electrolyte, mucous, glycoprotein, enzymes, and antimicrobial components such as immunoglobulin A and lysosomes. Saliva has become an important resource for evaluating physiological and pathological conditions in human. As diagnostic fluid saliva offers advantages over serum because it can be collected non-invasively by individuals with modest training and it is a cost-effective approach for scanning large population. There is a minimal risk of contacting infection during saliva collection. Saliva can be used in clinically challenging situations such as obtaining samples from children, handicapped, or anxious patients for whom blood sampling could be a difficult act to perform.

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    Ilakkiya Ezhil 1 , G. Savitha2 , M. P. Santhosh Kumar3 *

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    1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. M. P. Santhosh Kumar, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Ilakkiya Ezhil 1 , G. Savitha2 , M. P. Santhosh Kumar3 *

    Title:Saliva as a diagnostic tool: A review
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Nov)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2188-2193)
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    Methodology:Diagnostic tool, oral oncology,
    Research Materials:saliva

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Diagnostic tool oral oncology saliva salivary biomarkers sialochemistry systemic disease

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