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parotid gland

n.
Either of the pair of salivary glands situated below and in front of each ear.

[New Latin parōtis, parōtid-, from Latin, tumor near the ear, from Greek : para-, beside; see para-1 + ous, ōt-, ear; see ous- in Indo-European roots.]
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parotid gland

n
(Anatomy) a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear
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Noun1.parotid gland - a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime salivaparotid gland - a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva; in human beings it is located in front of and below each ear
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
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Translations
paausinė liauka
glândula parótidaparótida
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The aim of this study was to analyze and compare the histology of the parotid glands of three species of mammals with the human one.
[13] Between 64- 80% of all primary epithelial tumours occur in parotid glands, 7-11% occur in the submandibular glands, less than 1% occur in the sublingual glands and 9-23% occur in the minor glands.
Caption: Figure 1: (a) Axial imaging on contrast-enhanced computed tomography at the level of parotid glands demonstrated a 3.3 x 2.8 x 3.2 cm well-defined cystic and solid mass with enhancement of the periphery and internal septa located in the superficial lobe of the right parotid gland.
25-year follow-up of HIV-positive patients with benign lymphoepithelial cysts of the parotid glands: a retrospective review.
Physical examination revealed bilateral enlarged parotid glands and bulky cervical lymphadenopathy slightly larger on the right.
In the 4th week of the study, the concentration of total protein was significantly lower in parotid glands of rats with diabetes compared to healthy controls (Table 2).
Objective: This study attempted to investigate the importance of diffusion weighted (DW)-echo planar imaging (EPI) in the characterization of normal parotid glands to facilitate the early detection of abnormal changes.
The dose received by the parotid glands (PG) has been proven as having predictive value of xerostomia, doses between 26-39 Gy being correlated to a significant decrease in salivary flow and doses between 60-70 Gy were associated with morphological changes associated with toxic effects irreversibility.
US of the neck region showed bilateral submandibular and parotid glands were normal in size with homogen ecogenity.
Dysgenetic polycystic disease (DPD) is a rare benign cystic condition affecting the parotid glands with only 18 well-documented cases reported in the literature (Table 1).
Fine-needle aspiration of cystic parotid glands lesions: an institutional review of 46 cases with histologic correlation.