salivon

salivon

a functional salivary unit consisting of several acini and their related ducts and tubules.
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The minimum physiological parenchymal unit of a salivary gland is referred to as a salivon which consists of an alveolus or acinus.
Sin embargo, son los componentes del parenquima, acinos (porcion secretora) y conductos (porcion excretora--conductos intercalados y conductos estriados principalmente--), los que constituyen la unidad funcional basica de las glandulas salivales, sialona o salivon (10,19).