major salivary glands

ma·jor sal·i·var·y glands

[TA]
a category of salivary glands's that secrete intermittently; includes the three largest glands of the oral cavity, which also secrete most of the saliva: the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands.

ma·jor sal·i·var·y glands

(mā'jŏr sal'i-var-ē glandz) [TA]
A category of salivary glands that includes the three largest glands of the oral cavity, which also secrete most of the saliva: the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands.

ma·jor sal·i·var·y glands

(mā'jŏr sal'i-var-ē glandz) [TA]
Category of salivary glands that secrete intermittently; includes three largest glands of oral cavity, which also secrete most saliva: parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands.
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Each of the three major salivary glands are paired structures; they include the.
Most of these lesions occur in the major salivary glands (75% parotid and 5% submaxillary gland) in adults.
It is however a rare occurrence in the major salivary glands (1).
Although many studies on this subject have been undertaken, the data are generally focused on specific topics such as parotid gland neoplasms or tumors of the major salivary glands.
Our saliva is produced by three major salivary glands located close to the jaw line, under the tongue and in the cheek.
Characterization of epithelial elements in human major salivary glands by functional markers: localization of amylase, lactoferrin, lysozyme, secretory component, and secretory immunoglobulins by paired immunofluorescence staining.
1,5-7) In decreasing order, the most common sites of ACC appear to be the minor salivary glands of the oral cavity, the major salivary glands, and the extraoral seromucinous glands.
Congenital absence of the major salivary glands has been described and affected patients may suffer from xerostomia.
Saliva is a complex oral fluid consisting of a mixture of secretions from the major salivary glands and the minor glands of the oral mucosa.
5% of all salivary gland tumors (5); half of these occur in major salivary glands, half in minor salivary glands.
In healthy people, three pairs of major salivary glands and many small ones produce a constant supply of spit.
This case emphasizes the importance of biopsy of major salivary glands in the diagnosis of Sjogren syndrome.