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1914 Journal of the American Medical Association  
correctness of this has been demonstrated by Carlson.* The explanation is probably to be found in the stimu¬ lation of the sensory nerve-endings in the mouth-a process known to inhibit the gastric hunger contrac¬ tions in proportion to the intensity of the stimulus. Smoking stimulates the nerve-endings in the mouth in varying degrees according to the kind of tobacco used. Smoking frequently involves stimulation of nerve-endings in the gastric mucosa owing to the swallowing of saliva containing
more » ... saliva containing nicotin, oils, tannic acid, and probably other irritating substances.
doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570020038018 fatcat:dqa22pxzzfaenopzpaviq6ourq