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Saliva is produced primarily by the parotid, submaxillary, and sublingual glands. It is secreted at the rate of 0-3 milliliters per minute which is affected by various factors including anxiety, hydration and hunger. Oral fluid is broadly used to test for drugs of abuse in employment and forensic settings, and is especially useful since it is difficult to adulterate, is quick and is non-invasive. Oral fluid is used to test a variety of analytes, including to test alcohol, HIV and other antibodies, therapeutic drugs and steroids, but its primary use is to test for drugs of abuse including amphetamines, cocaine and metabolites, opioids, methadone, cannabis and heroin. PMID: 17268583 Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 唾液
Synonyms: 津;津液;
fr-CA French (Canada) Salivaire
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Sal
Synonyms: Sülg
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Saliva
it-IT Italian (Italy) Saliva
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Tükürük
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Слюна
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) speeksel
fr-BE French (Belgium) Salivaire
pl-PL Polish (Poland) ślina