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Substitute

A good or service that satisfies a consumer's needs or desires just as well or almost as well as a similar good or service. A common type of substitute is an off-brand product; for example, a grocery store may sell its own peanut butter to compete with the on-brand peanut butter it also sells. Often, though not always, the price of a substitute is lower than that of the original product, but they follow generally the same trends. For example, if demand for the on-brand peanut butter rises, its price increases, but so does the price of the off-brand peanut butter, because consumers are willing to pay more for peanut butter generally, but are still looking for a bargain.

substitute

See swap.
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Saliva substitutes for the treatment of radiation-induced xerostomia--a review.
The present saliva substitutes are intended to act as a replacement of the mucoadhesive, lubricative and protective function of the natural saliva.
Artificial tears (such as Tears Naturale Free and Bion Tears) combat dry eyes, and saliva substitutes (such as Glandosane, Moi-Stir, and Salivart) combat dry mouth.
This comparatively small category includes everything from breath fresheners to saliva substitutes, all designed for people on the go.
Although oral health care professionals can recommend ways to manage oral mucositis and help prevent infection-careful oral hygiene with adapted toothbrushes, frequent hydration with baking soda and water mouthrinses, the use of topical anesthetics and saliva substitutes, and changes in diet, for example-no approved treatment yet exists to reduce or prevent the condition.