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Chance finding suggests dry mouth treatment PDE4 inhibitors may have a role in the treatment of dry mouth and salivary gland dysfunction associated with radiation therapy, some medications and ageing. The observation that piclamilast visibly induced salivation in experimental animals was an incidental finding from a study of the anti-inflammatory benefits of PDE4 inhibition in ...

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