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submaxillary gland

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(Anatomy) (in mammals) either of a pair of salivary glands situated on each side behind the lower jaw
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Noun1.submaxillary gland - a salivary gland inside the lower jaw on either side that produces most of the nocturnal salivasubmaxillary 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
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
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A study on the localization and distribution of GnRH and its receptor in rat submaxillary glands by immunohistochemical, in situ hybridization and RT-PCR.
On the other hand, it also showed bilateral involvement in parotid and submaxillary glands and involvement in pancreas, pleura, and left adrenal gland, expanding the information provided by CT and ultrasound.
Charpin, "Polycystic disease of the salivary glands: report of an attack of the submaxillary glands," Annales de Pathologie, vol.