Disease Information for Xerostomia

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Dysphagia Swallowing Difficulties
Excessive thirst/polydipsia
Altered taste/Taste perception
Bad taste
Buccal ulcers
Burning/sore tongue (glossodynia/glossopyrosis)
Carious teeth/child
Carious teeth/sign
Cheilitis
Chewing problems
Coated tongue
Decreased salivation
Decreased taste ability/Hypoguesia
Denture problems/complaint
Dry mouth/Mucous membranes
Foul breath
Halitosis
Lips/cracked/red
Lipstick stains teeth/persistent
Loose teeth/falling out
Mouth/tongue/lips burning pain
Oral lesion/ulcer
Oral mucosa erythematous lesions
Parotid swelling
Sore/Painful mouth
Tongue lesion/sign
Tongue Ulcer
Ulcerative stomatitis
Dysarthria
Loss of Taste
Tobacco Habit/Excess
Difficulty speaking/phonating
Difficulty Talking
Sore throat in Elderly
Sore throat/Pharyngitis
Sore Throat/Throat Pain
Throat Conditions
Nocturnal water drinking
Thirst Increased
Water drinking increased
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Active gum disease
Patient/Rheumatoid arthritis
Population Group
Middle Age Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Population/Female
Population/Fifties adult
Population/Middle-aged adult
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
BX/Parotid gland abnormal
BX/Salivary gland Abnormal
Isotope Scan
Isotope/Salivary Scan Abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Burning Mouth Syndrome
Sialadenitis
Sjogren's sicca syndrome
Associated Disease & Complications
Aphthous stomatitis Aphthous oral lesions
Burning Mouth Syndrome
Dental caries
Esophagitis, reflux/GERD
Glossitis/tongue inflammation
Monilia pharyngitis/Oral thrush/candida
Parotitis, acute
Perleche/Angular cheilitis stomatitis
Stomatitis
Teeth erosion/wear
Xerostomia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Gum/gingival involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Jaw/dental/oral/salivary (category)
CLASS/Mouth/oral disorders (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Salivary Gland Secretion Decreased
Process
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Cevimeline (Evoxac)
Definition

Decreased salivary flow.

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