labial glands


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la·bi·al glands

[TA]
mucous glands in the submucous tissue of the lips.
Synonym(s): glandulae labiales [TA]

labial glands

Etymology: L, labium, lip, glans, acorn
small mucous or serous glands embedded in the lips.

la·bi·al glands

(lābē-ăl glandz) [TA]
Mucous glands in submucous tissue of lips.
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The mean time for the labial glands to produce saliva was 41 seconds (SD = 25, median = 35, interquartile range = 22 to 53 seconds).
However, studies on the expression of aquaporin-5 (AQP-5) in labial glands from Sjogren's syndrome patients have not been reported so far.
The expression of AQP-5 in labial glands from Sjogren's syndrome patients has been investigated.
Subsequently biopsy specimens obtained from labial glands were tested for AQP-5 expression and immunoreactivity using an AQP-5 ELISA kit and immunohistochemistry.
In contrast, biopsies from labial glands of primary SS patients demonstrate decreased AQP-5 immunoreactivity at apical membranes and increased immunoreactivity at the basolateral membranes of the acinar cells.