TY - CHAP A1 - Shusaku Nomura ED1 - Tapan Kumar Khan Y1 - 2012-04-27 PY - 2012 T1 - Salivary Hormones, Immunes and Other Secretory Substances as Possible Stress Biomarker N2 - Clinicians, scientists, and health care professionals use biomarkers or biological markers as a measure of a person’s present health condition or response to interventions. An ideal -biomarker should have the following criteria: (I) ability to detect fundamental features of the disease, (II) ability to differentiate from other closely related diseases, (III) ability to detect early stages and stages of progression, (IV) the method should be highly reliable, easy to perform and inexpensive, and (V) sample sources should be easily accessible from body. Most of the chapters in this book follow the basic principle of biomarkers. BT - Biomarker SP - Ch. 12 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/34412 DO - 10.5772/34412 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-13 ER -