Salivary caries parameters: Comparative study among Yemeni khat chewers and nonchewers

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Al-Alimi, Khaled Rashad ; Abdul Razak, Abdul Aziz ; Saub, Roslan (2014)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Journal of Dental Sciences, volume 9, issue 4, pages 328-331 (issn: 1991-7902)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.jds.2014.04.003
  • Subject: khat | viscosity | RK1-715 | Dentistry(all) | Dentistry | saliva flow rate | saliva pH

Background/purpose: Millions of people in Yemen and East African countries chew khat for more than 5 hours daily for its amphetamine-like effects. Previous studies have associated khat chewing with salivary glands enlargement, inflammation, and xerostomia. However, no i... View more
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