How is saliva formed?


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Saliva is produced from response to reflexes triggered by taste stimulation and movements of the jaw muscles, joints and pressure on the teeth due to chewing. Three pairs of major glands controlled by the autonomic nervous system (the parotid, the sublingual and the submandibular) are responsible for the majority of salivary production from addition to minor glands distributed around the oral cavity.

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