PHYSIOLOGIC CHEMISTRY OF THE HUMAN ORAL SECRETIONS: URIC ACID CONTENT OF PAROTID FLUID COLLECTED WITHOUT EXOGENOUS STIMULATION.
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Parotid fluid was collected from 508 systemically healthy young adult males without exogenous stimulation. The uric acid content of this fluid, along with serum from simultaneous blood collections, was determined and correlations were sought with oral health status. Serum uric acid was not related to DMFS or periodontal status. A significant P .01 positive relationship was found between serum uric acid and parotid fluid uric acid. This relationship held true when parotid fluid uric acid was expressed in either concentration r .398 or secretion in micrograms per minute r .336. Neither parotid fluid flow rate nor uric acid content was significantly related to either of the oral health variables. Flow rate was negatively related to parotid fluid uric acid concentration r -.524 and positively related to the secretion rate for this constituent r .796. Each of these coefficients was different from zero at the .01 level. Author
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