Salivary Glands and Secretion Quiz
4 Questions
3 Views
3.4 Stars

Salivary Glands and Secretion Quiz

Test your knowledge about the types of salivary glands, volume of salivary secretion, active process of saliva production, and characteristics of salivary secretion such as being a hypotonic solution. Explore the factors influencing salivary secretion in this quiz.

Created by
@CoherentBay

Questions and Answers

What is the volume range of salivary secretion per day?

1000-1500 ml

During salivary secretion, by how much does the oxygen consumption of the glands increase from resting value?

3-4 times

What is the pH range of saliva?

6.6-7.1

What happens if the pH of saliva becomes alkaline?

<p>Formation of tartar on teeth</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Salivary Secretion

  • The volume range of salivary secretion per day is variable, but typically ranges from 1-2 liters.

Oxygen Consumption

  • During salivary secretion, the oxygen consumption of the glands increases by 10-15 times from the resting value.

pH Range of Saliva

  • The pH range of saliva is slightly acidic to neutral, ranging from 6.2 to 7.6.

Effects of Alkaline pH

  • If the pH of saliva becomes alkaline, it can lead to the precipitation of calcium and phosphate ions, which can cause the formation of dental calculus (tartar) and increase the risk of dental caries.

Studying That Suits You

Use AI to generate personalized quizzes and flashcards to suit your learning preferences.

Quiz Team

More Quizzes Like This

Digestive System and Saliva
10 questions
Salivary Glands and Oral Health
16 questions
Saliva Function and Production
22 questions
Use Quizgecko on...
Browser
Browser