salivary glands


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salivary glands

Paired glands in the mouth and cheeks. They produce saliva, which moistens food and starts the process of digestion.
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salivary glands

n., pl. glándulas salivales o salivares.
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It is usually found in minor salivary glands of the mouth, particularly the palate, and the upper aerodigestive tract.
The parotid salivary gland being one of the major salivary glands of domestic animals contributes to substantial amount of saliva secreted into the mouth.
Outside of the salivary glands, ETV6 rearrangements can be detected in tumors arising from all embryologic layers.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine expression, not previously described, of PLUNC (palate, lung, and nasal epithelium clone) (BPI-fold containing) proteins in major and minor salivary glands from very early fetal tissue to the end of the second trimester and thus gain further insight into the function of these proteins.
Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is reported to be commonest benign neoplasm of salivary glands in Pakistan constituting 80-90% of all benign salivary gland tumours.
Background: Salivary glands are seromucinous exocrine glands concerned with production and secretion of saliva.
Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is reported to be commonest benign neoplasm of salivary glands in Pakistan constituting 80-90% of all benign salivary gland tumours while mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) and adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) constitute 44% and 31% of all malignant salivary gland neoplasms.
Definition: Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a low-grade malignant tumor of salivary glands resembling secretory breast carcinoma, including histopathologic and immunohistochemical features and t(12;15)(p13;q25) translocation with ETV6-NTRK3 gene fusion.
This list is likely to grow with controversial newer additions such as cribriform adenocarcinomas of the minor salivary glands (CAMSG), thanks to the rapid advancements of next generation sequencing and genomic and expression profiling methods, happening in the arena of molecular diagnostics.
Pleomorphic adenomas are the most common benign salivary gland neoplasm in both major and minor salivary glands, and pleomorphic adenomas of the palate are not uncommon.
About 450-750 minor salivary glands are present in the head and neck region.
with a degenerative autoimmune disease called Sjogren's syndrome, in which the body attacks its own tear ducts and salivary glands.

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