Parotid saliva cortisol in normal subjects: increase during pregnancy.

Cortisol concentration was measured by radioimmunoassay in parotid saliva: values for normal subjects averaged 15 nM at 8:00 and 4 nM at 18:00. Parotid saliva cortisol was shown to react promptly and in a clearcut fashion to factors leading to rise and fall in cortisol secretion. Cortisol levels in parotid saliva were uninfluenced in young women taken… CONTINUE READING