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  Xerostomia



Xerostomia

    Dry mouth or decrease in the production of saliva .

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Saliva
Clear lubricating fluid in the mouth containing water, enzymes, bacteria, mucus, viruses, blood cells and undigested food particles.



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Xeroderma
Dryness of the skin.

Xeroderma Pigmentosum
An inherited disorder that causes extreme sensitivity to sunlight and early onset of skin cancers, including basal and squamous cell and melanoma. Patients are also at risk for cancers of the brain, lung, stomach, tongue, and melanoma of the eye, and leukemia.



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X-ray
Electromagnetic energy used to produce images of bones and internal organs onto film.

Xeroderma Pigmentosum
An inherited disorder that causes extreme sensitivity to sunlight and early onset of skin cancers, including basal and squamous cell and melanoma. Patients are also at risk for cancers of the brain, lung, stomach, tongue, and melanoma of the eye, and leukemia.

XYY Syndrome
Genetic condition in males with extra Y chromosome (1 in 1000 male births). XYY syndrome' s symptoms are: extreme tall stature, may include sterility, developmental delay and learning problems.

Xanax
This is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety. It is a central nervous system depressant, and can therefore have a negative impact on coordination and mental alertness. Side effects typically include drowsiness and/or mood changes.

Xerostomia

X inactivation
Normal inactivation of one of the two X chromosomes in females.

X chromosome
One of the two sex chromosomes, the other being the Y chromosome. Females have two X chromosomes, and males have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome.

Xanith
In Arabic, the term usually translated as male homosexual, but applied only to men who partially impersonate women in clothing, manner, and life-style, and in their sexuoerotic role with other men.

X-linked recessive
In genetics, a defect that is carried on the X chromosome, and that can express itself only if both X chromosomes in an individual carry the defect (in females) or if the X chromosome carrying the defect is paired with a Y chromosome (in males). These defects are much more commonly expressed in males than in females.

XO syndrome
See Turner's syndrome.

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