A New Hypothesis for Fluidification of Vocal-Fold Mucus: Scintigraphic Study

Conclusion
The results indicate that an increased volume of saliva enters the larynx and is adsorbed in its mucosa, producing mucus fluidification. This supports our alternative hypothesis to the unlikely concept that hydration by water ingestion is the factor responsible for reduction of the mucus viscosity of the vocal folds.

from the Journal of Voice

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