submaxillary gland


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Related to submaxillary gland: submaxillary salivary gland, submandibular gland

submaxillary gland

n
(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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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.
Time-and dosedependent effect of triiodothyronine on submaxillary gland epidermal growth factor concentration in adult female mice.
Schirmer's test showed severe reduction of tear production (2 mm bilaterally after 5 minutes) and submaxillary gland biopsy (Figure 3) identified a multifocal inflammatory lymphocytic infiltrate with >1 focus/4 [mm.sup.2] (1 focus = 50 lymphocytes), thus favouring the diagnosis of Sjogren syndrome.
Bleeding from the wound, skin infection, arterial desaturation during convertion of oral tube into submental tube, damage to submandibular and submaxillary gland, damage to lingual nerve, fistula formation and scarring are the other complications.
Congenital absence of submaxillary gland detected on 99mTc-pertechnetate thyroid imaging.