salivary gland

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salivary gland

n.
A gland that secretes saliva, especially any of three pairs of glands, the parotid, submaxillary, and sublingual, that discharge secretions into the oral cavity of humans and most other mammals.

salivary gland

n
(Anatomy) any of the glands in mammals that secrete saliva. In man the chief salivary glands are the parotid, sublingual and submaxillary glands

sal′ivary gland`


n.
any of several glands of the mouth and jaw that secrete saliva.
[1700–10]

sal·i·var·y gland

(săl′ə-vĕr′ē)
A gland that secretes saliva, especially any of three pairs of large glands in humans that secrete saliva into the mouth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestionsalivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium - the system that makes food absorbable into the body
saliva, spittle, spit - a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
parotid gland - a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva; in human beings it is located in front of and below each ear
sublingual gland, sublingual salivary gland - a small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva); in human beings it is located on either side of the mouth under the tongue
mandibular gland, submandibular gland, submandibular salivary gland, submaxillary gland, submaxillary salivary gland - a salivary gland inside the lower jaw on either side that produces most of the nocturnal saliva; discharges saliva into the mouth under the tongue
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salivary gland

[ˈsælɪvərɪˌglænd] Nglándula f salival

salivary gland

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Salivary gland diseases. In: Oral pathology:clinical pathologic correlations.
The aim of intervening with salivary gland diseases is to reveal the pathology behind them and to treat with the least invasive method.
Except for acute infections which are usually painful, salivary gland diseases rarely present any symptoms during the early stages.
At that time, several studies reported an increase in salivary gland diseases in HIV patients, despite a decreased prevalence of oral manifestations associated with HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) [11-17].
Ultrasonography is an imaging modality of great importance for the diagnosis of salivary gland diseases such as sialoadenitis, as it enables the evaluation of glandular and extra-glandular structures and allows a safe collection of material, aiding therefore, in the determination of the definitive diagnosis.
Jeffers and Webster-Cyriaque, while investigating the contribution of viral infection to the pathogenesis of salivary gland diseases, detected BKPyV shedding in the saliva of HIV-positive patients with salivary gland diseases more often than in healthy controls and suggested that it played a possible role in the disease (4).
Many salivary gland diseases can contain either solid or cystic components.
The idea for this book originated at the First International Congress on Salivary Gland Diseases, January 2002, Geneva, Switzerland, organized by the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, at the U.
[Diagnostic pitfalls in benign and malignant salivary gland diseases. Their significance for prognosis and therapy].

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