Characteristics of stimulated parotid gland secretion in the aging rat

Lipa Bodner, Bruce J. Baum

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The production of pilocarpine-stimulated parotid saliva was evaluated in young adult and aged male and female rats. Parotid salivary flow rate was about 50% lower in aged animals of both sexes. Saliva of aged animals had the same Na+ concentration as that of young rats but contained about 40% more protein. Salivary K+ concentration was similar in young and aged males but not females.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-342
Number of pages6
JournalMechanisms of Ageing and Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Aging
  • Exocrine
  • Parotid
  • Saliva
  • Secretion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Developmental Biology


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