Definition of Dry mouth

1. Noun. Abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva.

Exact synonyms: Xerostomia
Generic synonyms: Dryness, Waterlessness, Xerotes

Definition of Dry mouth

1. Noun. (medicine) xerostomia ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dry Mouth

dry ice
dry kiln
dry labour
dry lake
dry lakes
dry land
dry leprosy
dry martini
dry martinis
dry masonry
dry measure
dry measures
dry milk
dry mop
dry mouth (current term)
dry mustard
dry needling
dry nurse
dry nurses
dry objective
dry off
dry one's eyes
dry out
dry pack
dry pericarditis
dry pint
dry pleurisy
dry point
dry powder

Literary usage of Dry mouth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During and After Treatmentedited by Barry Leonard edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"dry mouth Sore mouth Difficulty swal j Change in taste of food Treatment of stomach or pelvis may cause: » Nausea and vomiting » Nausea and vomiting « Loss ..."

2. Thirty-five Years in the East: Adventures, Discoveries, Experiements, and by John Martin Honigberger (1852)
"... dry mouth, p. Altn., soreness of the mouth, inflammation of the throat, and difficulty of swallowing, p. Amarant, er. tern., dryness of the mouth and ..."

3. Bound for Good Health: A Collection of Age PagesMedical (1993)
"Other Conditions of the Mouth dry mouth (xerostomia), which makes you feel ... dry mouth is usually caused by salivary glands failing to function properly. ..."

4. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1907)
"Sometimes moderate doses of atropine are useful. In other cases, 10 to 15 grain doses of camphoric acid given thrice a day may be used. dry mouth. ..."

5. Homœopathic Therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1890)
"Polyuria with weakness; induced by grief or disappointed love ; headache along cranial sutures; much thirst, with dry mouth and tongue, especially in ..."

6. The Treatment of Disease: A Manual of Practical Medicine by Reynold Webb Wilcox (1907)
"dry mouth. This condition, sometimes also called xerostomia, is usually seen in febrile conditions but may occur independently. It is met most frequently in ..."

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