Mastication and its influence on human salivary flow and alpha-amylase secretion

@article{Mackie1990MasticationAI,
  title={Mastication and its influence on human salivary flow and alpha-amylase secretion},
  author={Diane Mackie and R. M. Pangborn},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={1990},
  volume={47},
  pages={593-595}
}
Unilateral parotid saliva was collected from ten subjects following oral stimulation with water, chewing on parafilm, mastication of celery and bread, and holding of bread in the mouth. Salivary flow induction was independent of chewing rate. Mastication of bread and celery resulted in higher flow rates than did chewing on parafilm. Although limited to two foods at two weights, the results suggest a possible dependence of flow rate on both the type and weight/size of the stimulus. Mastication… CONTINUE READING

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