Saliva is a liquid that is produced by glands (called salivary glands) and released into the mouth. It acts to keep the mouth moist and to help food to be swallowed more easily. It contains enzymes that break down certain types of food.
The watery fluid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands that are in the mouth. It keeps the mouth moist, lubricates food to aid in swallowing, makes it possible to taste food, and contains digestive enzyme (a protein that begins the breakdown of food).
A mixture of water and proteins produced by the salivary glands of the mouth. Saliva assists in the neutralization of some of the acid which refluxes into the esophagus as well as lubrication of food which is passing through the esophagus.
The main protective factor for the exposed tissues of the upper gastrointestinal tract - the mouth, pharynx, and esophagus. Salivary proteins help to prevent tooth decay, repair wounds or ulcers in the soft mucosal tissues, and kill bacteria, certain fungi and some viruses. They also allow the formation of a food bolus and permit its proper swallowing, and facilitate your ability to taste and to speak.
Fluid secreted by glands in the mouth which moistens and softens food. It contains the enzyme amylase which digests starch, and a lubricant which makes food slippery and easy to swallow. Humans as organisms