hypersalivation

noun
hy·​per·​sal·​i·​va·​tion | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌsa-lə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce hypersalivation (audio) \

Definition of hypersalivation

: excessive salivation or drooling : sialorrhea

called also ptyalism

Examples of hypersalivation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The disease can also cause hallucinations, agitation, hypersalivation, difficulty swallowing and fear of water. Madeline Farber, Fox News, 19 Oct. 2020

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypersalivation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersalivation. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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hypersalivation

noun
hy·​per·​sal·​i·​va·​tion | \ -ˌsal-ə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce hypersalivation (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypersalivation

: excessive salivation or drooling : sialorrhea

called also ptyalism

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