Oral cavity
Infectious
General

Author: Patricia DeVilliers, DDS, MS (see Authors page)

Revised: 13 April 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Infectious[TI] oral cavity[TIAB]

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Definition / general
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Definition / general
  • Oral cavity defenses against infection include competition by organisms of low virulence, secretory IgA (from submucosal lymphocytes and plasma cells), antibacterial effects of saliva, diluting effects of food and drink