SEASONAL VARIATIONS IN HUMAN PAROTID FLUID FLOW RATE IN A SUBTROPICAL CLIMATE.
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SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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Parotid fluid was collected under conditions of very minimal stimulation from 3,868 systemically healthy young adult males over a period of two calendar years. The study was carried out in a subtropical climate in which the only thermal discomfort resulted from the summer heat. Parotid flow rate was at a high level during the winter months, at a significantly lower P.001 level during the summer, and at intermediate levels during spring and fall. During the summer months the mean rate of parotid flow was 0.031 ml.minute during the winter the flow rate mean increased by 35 to 0.042 ml.minute. A systemic state of relative dehydration was held responsible for the decrease in gland function found during the summer months. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research