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salt gland

n.
Any of various glands in a plant or animal that excretes a concentrated salt solution.

salt′ gland`


n.
one of a pair of glands located near the eyes of seabirds and various marine mammals and reptiles that secretes excess salt imbibed or ingested.
[1945–50]
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The second penguin, also a 1-year-old male, showed dyspnea, weakness, and a firm swelling of the right salt gland for 3 days.
Within Chloridoideae, salinity tolerance has been associated with excess ion exclusion, accompanied in some cases by ion secretion from leaf salt gland microhairs (Figs, le-f, 2 and 3c), and with accumulation of compatible solutes such as glycine betaine and proline (Marcum & Murdoch, 1994; Marcum, 1999).
It has a salt gland to clean salt from its body in a way that enables it to drink salt water, which is one of the main feature of the animals of desert areas.
The effect of salt intake on the size and function of the salt gland of ducks.
Take the sea snake: It has a salt gland under its tongue.
to the level of researchers who ask, 'What control mechanism turns on a salt gland or turns down a kidney?
In birds, P aeruginosa has been isolated in cases of conjunctivitis, (14) upper respiratory tract infections in poultry, (6) corneal ulcers in cranes, (15) salt gland infection in ducks, (16) enteritis, septicemia, (6) and otitis media in African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus).
exclusion, which in turn was correlated to leaf salt gland ion secretion rates.
Relative salinity tolerance was positively correlated with salt secretion and salt gland density and negatively correlated with shoot saline ion levels.
No further cases were observed in penguins in the subsequent year, and the primary cause of the salt gland adenitis remains uncertain.