Oral cavity

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

Patricia DeVilliers D.D.S., M.S.
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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
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