parotid gland

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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.]

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
Translations
paausinė liauka
glândula parótidaparótida
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The parotid salivary gland being one of the major salivary glands of domestic animals contributes to substantial amount of saliva secreted into the mouth.
INTRODUCTION: The parotid salivary gland is the largest salivary gland which communicates the oral cavity through vestibule of mouth.
The results of this investigation show that the morphology of parotid salivary gland is impaired by STZ induced oxidative damage and melatonin as an antioxidant, can combat the free radicals and preserve the morphology of parotid salivary glands, without effecting serum glucose levels.
The aim of this study was to report and evaluate our experience in parotid salivary gland neoplasms at Prince Rashid Hospital in the northern part of Jordan.
A 63-year-old female patient reported at the ENT Outpatient Clinic with enlarged parotid salivary gland.
These individuals had the duct of the parotid salivary gland removed from the mouth and put into the eye so that, when they salivated, the eye was lubricated.
Ruptures in the sublingual salivary gland duct in dogs are most commonly associated with the formation of sialoceles; however, ruptures of the mandibular and parotid salivary gland ducts have also been reported.
On microscopic examination, parotid salivary gland with its serous acini (FIG: 2) was noticed; adjacent to it are closely packed polyhedral shaped oncocytes with abundant eosinophilic granular cytoplasm with central nuclei (FIG: 1) was observed.