sublingual salivary gland

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Noun1.sublingual salivary gland - a small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva)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
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
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Cytological changes in rat's sublingual salivary gland development produced by thyroid hormone administration during postnatal period.
These include excision of the ranula only, cryosurgery, marsupialisation with or without cauterisation of the lesion lining, excision of the oral portion of the ranula with the associated sublingual salivary gland or, rarely, the submandibular gland, intraoral excision of the sublingual gland and drainage of the lesion, and excision of the lesion via a cervical approach, sometimes combined with excision of the sublingual gland.
Nine cases were parotid salivary gland lymphomas (one case with intrasalivary gland lymph nodal origin), 5 were submandibular salivary gland lymphomas, and 2 were sublingual salivary gland lymphomas.
In dogs, the sublingual salivary gland is the gland in which mucoceles develop most commonly, but submandibular, parotid, and zygomatic mucoceles have been reported.
The report documents case of mucocele arising from sublingual salivary gland and its effective surgical correction.
Youinou, "Comparison of labial and sublingual salivary gland biopsies in the diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome," Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, vol.
Commonest gland involved was parotid (48.3%, 60/124), followed by submandibular gland (41.2%, 51/124) and minor salivary glands (10.4%, 13/124) whereas no case of sublingual salivary gland lesion was observed in the present study.
The term plunging or cervical ranula refers to mucoceles that extend below the mylohyoid muscle, beyond the sublingual space and invariably are associated with the sublingual salivary gland. Differentiation from submandibular gland mucoceles is potentially difficult, though plunging ranula is usually characterised by a so -called 'tail' sign on imaging.
Rarely, such a swelling may be caused by an inflammatory disease process in a salivary gland, a neoplasm in the sublingual salivary gland, a lymphatic nodular swelling, or embryologic cysts.
In this study, we report on the alterations by cyclooxygenase inhibitor, indomethacin, in the generation of proinflammatory lipid mediators in sublingual salivary gland acinar cells as a consequence of cytosolic phospholipase [A.sub.2] (cPL[A.sub.2]) activation by the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of a periodontopathic Porphyromonas gingivalis, and assess the role of leptin in the process.
Animals were scarified on the fifteenth day and sublingual salivary gland was processed for macroscopic and histological analysis.