Antimicrobial Agents in Saliva—Protection for the Whole Body

@article{Tenovuo2002AntimicrobialAI,
  title={Antimicrobial Agents in Saliva—Protection for the Whole Body},
  author={Jorma O. Tenovuo},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={81},
  pages={807 - 809}
}
  • J. Tenovuo
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Medicine, Art
  • Journal of Dental Research
The author describes his involvement in the discovery of antimicrobial agents in the human mouth. 

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