sublingual gland

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Noun1.sublingual gland - a small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva)sublingual 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
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
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Therefore, the current study was designed to investigate the temporal expression of TGF-[alpha] in ductal epithelial cells of sublingual gland during early and late post-natal developmental period and also to compare temporal differences in expression of TGF-[alpha] between SMG and SLG.
Parotid gland was the most commonly involved site 106 (67.94%) followed by submandibular gland 38 (24.35%) sublingual gland 1 (1.28%) and minor salivary glands in 5 (6.41%).
(12) Y N Gland: salivary gland involvement; Minor: minor salivary glands; SL: sublingual gland; SM: submandibulargland; P: parotid gland; M: male; F: female; Y: yes; N: no; N/A: not available; LN: lymph node metastases; Ex: extranodal extension.
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of sublingual gland: A malignant neoplasm in an uncommon region.
Sublingual gland is situated on the lateral surface of submandibular gland and both the glands are enclosed by same sheath of cervical fascia.6
Quantitative age-related differences in human sublingual gland. Arch Oral Biol 2006;51:960-6.
The great majority (80-90 percent) of salivary calculus occur in the submandibular gland, whereas 5-20 percent in the parotid gland [1-7] and in the sublingual gland. As for the minor salivary glands, the occurrence of calculus is less common.
The parotid gland is the most common site of oncocytic changes [10], but they have also been noted in the submaxillary gland, sublingual gland, larynx, soft palate, hard palate, and nasal cavities.
The contents of the SLS include muscles, the hypoglossal nerve, the lingual nerve, lingual artery and vein, sublingual gland and ducts, the deep portion of the submandibular gland and duct and lymph nodes.
BPIFB1 exhibited a more limited expression profile as the protein was only detected in two of the 26 fetuses, one submandibular gland, and one sublingual gland (Table 2).
Kudo et al., "Solitary fibrous tumor with malignant potential arising in sublingual gland," Pathology International, vol.
The ppi network of the sublingual gland (Figure 7(b)) showed the same protein in the center of the network (mitogen-activated protein kinase 3; P21708), which the proteins with altered expression interacted.