What does xerostomia mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. xerostomia, dry mouth(noun)

    abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva


  1. xerostomia(Noun)

    Abnormal dryness of the mouth.


  1. Xerostomia

    Xerostomia is the medical term for the subjective symptom of dryness in the mouth, which may be associated with a change in the composition of saliva, reduced salivary flow, or have no identifiable cause. Xerostomia is sometimes colloquially called pasties, cottonmouth, drooth, or doughmouth. This symptom is very common, and is often seen as a side effect of many types of medication. It is more common in older people and in persons who breathe through their mouths. Dehydration, radiotherapy involving the salivary glands and several diseases can cause hyposalivation or a change in saliva consistency and hence a complaint of xerostomia. Sometimes there is no identifiable cause, and there may be a psychogenic reason for the complaint.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Xerostomia

    zē-rō-stō′mi-a, n. abnormal dryness of the mouth.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Xerostomia

    Decreased salivary flow.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of xerostomia in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of xerostomia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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