Salivary ascorbic acid levels in betel quid chewers: A biochemical study

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Shishir R Shetty; Subhas Babu; Suchetha Kumari; Rajendra Prasad; Supriya Bhat; K A Fazil;
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
  • Journal: South Asian Journal of Cancer,volume 2,issue 3,pages142-144 (issn: 2278-330X, eissn: 2278-4306)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3892526, doi: 10.4103/2278-330X.114127
  • Subject: Original Article | Antioxidant | ascorbic acid | piper betel | Biochemical Changes in the Head and Neck | RC254-282 | betel quid | Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens
    mesheuropmc: stomatognathic diseases | digestive, oral, and skin physiology

Background: Quid chewing practice has been a part of our tradition since centuries with little known evidence of oral cancer. However, recent trends show a rise in occurrence of oral cancer often associated with tobacco and arecanut usage. Ascorbic acid is an important ... View more
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