Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

last updated: June 7, 2016

Orlando Debesa

Saliva

  • 3/4 - 1.5 liters produced per day (during sleep it is generally accepted that this amount drops to zero)

  • submandibular gland contributes about 75%

  • parotid gland contributes approximately 20%

  • other small salivary glands produce the rest

References:

  • John (Jay) Rosenbek, University of Florida

... but I would more especially commend the clinician who, in acute diseases, by which the bulk of mankind are cutoff, conducts the treatment better than others.
 
Hippocrates, 400 BC