submandibular gland

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Noun1.submandibular gland - a salivary gland inside the lower jaw on either side that produces most of the nocturnal salivasubmandibular 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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Other common sites include the parotid (21%), submandibular gland (5%), and sinonasal tract (11%).
However, in salivary masses, pleomorphic adenoma was more common in females whereas sialadenitis of the submandibular gland was more common in males.
Eighty to 90% of salivary calculi occur in the submandibular gland, 10-20% occur in the parotid gland, and approximately 1% in the sublingual gland.
A nodule in the right thyroid lobe and another in the left submandibular gland was seen in a neck ultrasound performed in her thyroid disease follow-up.
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.
In the early stages of development (eight and nine week fetuses), BPIFA1 specific staining was limited to the epithelial cells lining the nasal cavity, nasal capsule and laryngeal pharynx (Figure 1), and also the surface cells of the tongue and rudimentary submandibular gland cells (Figure 2).
Parotid gland (62%) was the commonest site involved followed by submandibular gland (19%) and palate (12.
Anatomical site of tumors were; parotid gland, submandibular gland, palate and buccal mucosa, lip and tongue.
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the submandibular gland in a 6yr old boy.
The main clinical manifestations were summarized, with the most common being submandibular gland swelling (102, 51.
On the other hand, submandibular gland showed no difference between the control and ethanol groups in both periods of analysis regarding the expression of CK-18 (Figure 4(b)).