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.]
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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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Swelling of parotid salivary glands is observed in approximately one third of patients, and it is usually bilateral.
Recurrent juvenile parotitis (RJP) is an inflammatory disorder of the parotid salivary glands in young children, and is second in incidence only to mumps.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty normal human parotid salivary glands were obtained during autopsies and routine dissection.
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.