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What are medical names for too much saliva?

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There are many medical names for excess saliva. What your doctor calls it depends on what is causing the excess saliva. Hypersalivation and sialorrhea are general terms for increased saliva.

From: Saliva and Your Mouth WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Artificial Saliva," "Saliva," "A Primer on Salivary Diagnostics."

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Salivary Glands."

ALS Association: "Managing Excessive Saliva."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Artificial Saliva," "Saliva," "A Primer on Salivary Diagnostics."

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Salivary Glands."

ALS Association: "Managing Excessive Saliva."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 10, 2019

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