What is the quantity of saliva secreted by a normal human body?

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What is the quantity of saliva secreted by a normal human body?

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  1. The water component found in the mouth is called saliva and it is made of 99.5% water, and 0.5% enzymes, glycoprotein, mucous, anti-bacterial substances, lysozyme, etc. While water provides the necessary lubrication for chewing and swallowing the food, the enzymes break down the food and activities on the various components of food making them simpler to digest once they reach the stomach. The mucous and other substances such as immunoglobulins and other anti-bacterial compounds help fight the harmful micro-organisms in the food so that we stay healthy. Apart from this, the saliva helps keep your teeth strong and maintain the dentures in position.

    A normal human body secretes almost 24 litres (25,000 quarts) of saliva in a lifetime which is exactly the amount required to fill two swimming pools!

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