The effect of vitamin D deficiency on secretion of saliva by rat parotid gland in vivo.

@article{Glijer1985TheEO,
  title={The effect of vitamin D deficiency on secretion of saliva by rat parotid gland in vivo.},
  author={B Glijer and Charles G. Peterfy and A. Tenenhouse},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={363},
  pages={
          323-34
        }
}
The role of vitamin D in parotid gland function was investigated by measuring the composition and rate of production of parotid saliva in response to pilocarpine injection in vitamin-D-deficient and replete rats in vivo. Rats fed a vitamin-D-free diet from weaning (G1) were studied after 8 weeks of diet at which time they had a decreased rate of growth, were hyperparathyroid and hypocalcaemic but still had detectable serum 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (1,25(OH)2D3). Rats which were the… CONTINUE READING