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Xerostomia is the medical term for the subjective complaint of dry mouth due to a lack of saliva. Xerostomia is sometimes colloquially called pasties, cottonmouth, drooth, doughmouth or des (like a desert). Xerostomia is also common in smokers.
Acacia Pharma reports positive results from APD421 Phase 3 studies for management of PONV

Acacia Pharma reports positive results from APD421 Phase 3 studies for management of PONV

Avoiding cSMG during radiation therapy is safe in head and neck cancer patients

Avoiding cSMG during radiation therapy is safe in head and neck cancer patients

Reduction of RT to IB lymph nodes may result in better salivary function in head, neck cancer patients

Reduction of RT to IB lymph nodes may result in better salivary function in head, neck cancer patients

BMG Pharma signs agreement with Samyang Biopharmaceutical to market GelX in South Korea

BMG Pharma signs agreement with Samyang Biopharmaceutical to market GelX in South Korea

Soligenix initiates SGX942 Phase 2 study for treatment of oral mucositis

Soligenix initiates SGX942 Phase 2 study for treatment of oral mucositis

Acacia Pharma begins APD403 Phase II study to prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting

Acacia Pharma begins APD403 Phase II study to prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting

Acacia Pharma reports positive results from APD515 Phase II study for treatment of xerostomia

Acacia Pharma reports positive results from APD515 Phase II study for treatment of xerostomia

Acacia Pharma initiates two pivotal Phase 3 studies of APD421 in prevention of PONV

Acacia Pharma initiates two pivotal Phase 3 studies of APD421 in prevention of PONV

Acacia Pharma raises $23.5 million in Series B financing

Acacia Pharma raises $23.5 million in Series B financing

IMRT reduces feelings of dry mouth in patients with head and neck cancers

IMRT reduces feelings of dry mouth in patients with head and neck cancers

Research findings provide new hope for people suffering from dry eye disease

Research findings provide new hope for people suffering from dry eye disease

Factors influencing pain in head and neck cancer patients clarified

Factors influencing pain in head and neck cancer patients clarified

Acupuncture shows promise in head and neck patients with xerostomia

Acupuncture shows promise in head and neck patients with xerostomia

Labial minor salivary flow could diagnose xerostomia

Labial minor salivary flow could diagnose xerostomia

Cancer patients with xerostomia can benefit from regenerative research

Cancer patients with xerostomia can benefit from regenerative research

UD professor part of NIH-funded project to create artificial salivary glands

UD professor part of NIH-funded project to create artificial salivary glands

Positive results from Acacia Phase II APD421 study in prevention of post-operative nausea & vomiting

Positive results from Acacia Phase II APD421 study in prevention of post-operative nausea & vomiting

Pig mucus effective at blocking viruses associated with cervical and oral cancer

Pig mucus effective at blocking viruses associated with cervical and oral cancer

First large scale trial of acupuncture for prevention of xerostomia

First large scale trial of acupuncture for prevention of xerostomia

Leading dental and pharmacy organizations to raise awareness on xerostomia

Leading dental and pharmacy organizations to raise awareness on xerostomia