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Saliva and Salivary Diagnostics

Edited by Gokul Sridharan

YMT Dental College and Hospital

Salivary diagnostics have advanced exponentially in the past decade. Saliva collection is easy and non-invasive and allows for detecting a myriad of biomarkers, making it a promising diagnostic tool. Salivary analytes have been evaluated for their role as potential biomarkers in oral cancer, cancer of distant sites, dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral microbial infections, and autoimmune disorders, as well as in diagnosis of systemic diseases. This book presents a thorough knowledge of the functions and properties of saliva, its role in health and disease, and the diagnostic technologies available for the identification of saliva biomarkers.

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Saliva and Salivary DiagnosticsEdited by Gokul Sridharan

Published: October 23rd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77735

ISBN: 978-1-78984-310-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-309-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-390-5

Copyright year: 2019

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5107 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Saliva - The Future of Disease Diagnostics

By Gokul Sridharan


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2. Functions of Saliva

By Narendra Maddu


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3. Salivary Diagnostics

By Varsha Pathiyil and Rahul Udayasankar


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4. Salivary Diagnostics in Oral Diseases

By Manohar Bhat and Devikripa Bhat


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5. Salivary Biomarkers to Assess Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Progression: Are We There Yet?

By Charles F. Streckfus


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6. Advantages of Salivary DNA in Human Identification

By Raluca Dumache, Veronica Ciocan, Camelia Muresan, Ramona Parvanescu and Alexandra Enache


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