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Arch Oral Biol. 1990;35(7):487-92.

A new assessment in vitro of human salivary lubrication using a compliant substrate.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, NY 14642.

Abstract

The lubrication effect of salivary secretions was assessed in terms of separating a rigid object from a compliant substrate. There was little difference among the various secretions of a single donor. The viscosity of salivas increased as a function of time. Neither the friction testing nor viscometry provided an adequate model of the tissue-coating function ascribed to saliva.

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