Saliva

 

Saliva is used to moisten food in the mouth and to provide an initial digestion by the availability of amylase. It contains potassium ,sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, bicarbonate and  chloride. It also contains uric acid, globulin, urea, albumin and traces of thiocyanic acid. Saliva deposits calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate, which may be the origin of teeth tartar. It also looses carbon dioxide when kept.

 

 

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