Effects of Benzodiazepines on Acinar and Myoepithelial Cells Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Mattioli, Tatiana M; Alanis, Luciana R; Sapelli, Silvana da Silva; de Lima, Antonio A S A; de Noronha, Lucia; Rosa, Edv A; Althobaiti, Yu S; Almalki, Atia H; Sari, Youssef; Ignacio, Sergio A; Johann, Aline C; Gregio, Ana M


  • Benzodiazepines (BZDs), the most commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs with anxiolytic action, may cause hyposalivation. It has been previously shown that BZDs can cause hypertrophy and decrease the acini cell number. In this study, we investigated the effects of BZDs and pilocarpine on rat parotid glands, specifically on acinar, ductal, and myoepithelial cells.


publication date

  • 2016

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  • 173


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