- Non inflammatory, non neoplastic swelling of salivary glands
- Usually bilateral and painless, affecting the parotids
Etiology: Dysregulation of the autonomic innervation of the salivary glands.
- Drugs: Alcohol, Sympathomimetics (isoprenaline)
- Endocrine: Acromegaly, Diabetes mellitus, Pregnancy
- Metabolic: Liver cirrhosis, Anorexia nervosa/bulimia, Cystic fibrosis, Malnutrition
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