Stensen duct


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Related to Stensen duct: Ductus parotideus

pa·rot·id duct

[TA]
the duct of the parotid gland opening from the cheek into the vestibule of the mouth opposite the neck of the superior (maxillary) second molar tooth.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pa·rot·id duct

(pă-rot'id dŭkt) [TA]
The duct of the parotid gland opening from the cheek into the vestibule of the mouth opposite the neck of the superior second molar tooth.
Synonym(s): Stensen duct, Steno duct.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Stensen,

Niels, Danish anatomist, 1638-1686.
Stensen canal
Stensen duct - Synonym(s): parotid duct
Stensen experiment - an experiment on an animal in which the blood supply is cut off from the lumbar region of the spine.
Stensen foramen - Synonym(s): incisive foramen
Stensen plexus - the parotid duct's venous structure.
Stensen veins - Synonym(s): vortex veins
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pa·rot·id duct

(pă-rot'id dŭkt) [TA]
Duct of parotid gland opening from cheek into vestibule of mouth opposite neck of maxillary second molar tooth.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Microorganisms found in Stensen duct cultures obtained from 45 patients with neonatal suppurative parotitis * Species No.
Intraoral examination revealed normal openings of both Stensen ducts. A congenital salivary fistula from an aberrant parotid duct was considered.
Intraorally, pus was seen exuding from the left Stensen duct. Findings on the reminder of the physical examination were unremarkable.
(23) also reported that stones of <7 mm in the Wharton and the Stensen ducts could be removed with a success rate of more than 85%.