INCREASED CARIES RESISTANCE ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHER PAROTID FLUID FLOW RATE.
Final rept., Mar 63-Apr 65, 210 by Ira L.
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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Parotid fluid was collected from 3,786 healthy young adult males under conditions of very minimal stimulation. Subjects were divided into six DMFS categories, and the flow rate results were analyzed statistically. There was a statistically significant P .025 decrease in flow rate with increasing DMFS score. This significance was due to the higher rate of flow found for the 0-10 DMFS group and was not progressive through the other DMFS intervals. While no diagnostic significance can be attached to this observation, the higher rate of flow in minimally involved subjects was remarkably constant in the eight substudies included in this report. Author
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