The origin of mouth-exhaled ammonia.


It is known that the oral cavity is a production site for mouth-exhaled NH3. However, the mechanism of NH3 production in the oral cavity has been unclear. Since bacterial urease in the oral cavity has been found to produce ammonia from oral fluid urea, we hypothesize that oral fluid urea is the origin of mouth-exhaled NH3. Our results show that under… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/1752-7155/8/3/036003


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@article{Chen2014TheOO, title={The origin of mouth-exhaled ammonia.}, author={W Chen and Markus Metsaelae and Olavi Vaittinen and Lauri Halonen}, journal={Journal of breath research}, year={2014}, volume={8 3}, pages={036003} }