parotid gland

(redirected from Parotid salivary gland)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

parotid gland

n
(Anatomy) a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
paausinė liauka
glândula parótidaparótida
References in periodicals archive ?
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. The medical history revealed dry mouth (xerostomia) and dry eye (xerophtalmia).
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.
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.
Similarly, Ship JA et al reported that body dehydration is associated with decreased parotid salivary gland flow rates, and that these changes are generally age-independent in healthy adults.