Investigations of Mixed and Submandibular/Sublingual Saliva
The paper presents investigation results of the rheological and some physico-chemical properties of mixed and submandibular/sublingual saliva (both unstimulated). Samples were collected in accordance with a predetermined methodology in order to eliminate the influence of such factors as, for example, time elapsed since the last meal. The initial analysis of human saliva showed a considerable divergence of the studied physico-chemical and rheological parameters. It was found that the submandibular/sublingual saliva constitutes a better diagnostic basis than the mixed saliva.
Zdzislaw Gosiewski and Zbigniew Kulesza
E. Andrysewicz et al., "Investigations of Mixed and Submandibular/Sublingual Saliva", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 147-149, pp. 788-793, 2009