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Ptyalism: Introduction

Ptyalism: also known as sialorrhea or drooling is when saliva flows outside the mouth. See detailed information below for a list of 25 causes of Ptyalism, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Ptyalism listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Ptyalism as a symptom include:

Definitions of Ptyalism:

Increased salivary flow.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Ptyalism

The list below shows some of the causes of Ptyalism mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Ptyalism?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Ptyalism. Of the 25 causes of Ptyalism that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 23 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ptyalism:

The following list of conditions have 'Ptyalism' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Ptyalism Based on Risk Factors

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    What are the alternative names for Ptyalism:

    Salivary hypersecretion, Salivation excessive, Sialism, Sialorrhea, Sialorrhoea, Hypersalivation, Hypersialisis, Polysialia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Ptyalism:

    Medical Conditions associated with Ptyalism:

    Salivary gland symptoms (355 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Wet cough (286 causes), Sputum symptoms (216 causes)

    Symptoms related to Ptyalism:

    Autonomic seizure (1 cause), Buprenorphine, Chloroacetophenone, CS gas, Ethionamide, Ketamine, Mercury, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (12 causes), Organophosphates

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