minor salivary glands


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mi·nor sal·i·var·y glands

[TA]
the smaller, largely mucus-secreting exocrine glands of the oral cavity, consisting of the labial, buccal, molar, lingual, and palatine glands; unlike the major salivary glands, the minor salivary glands, secrete continuously.

mi·nor sal·i·var·y glands

(mī'nŏr sal'i-var-ē glandz) [TA]
The smaller, largely mucous-secreting, exocrine glands of the oral cavity, consisting of the labial, buccal, molar, lingual, and palatine glands.

mi·nor sal·i·var·y glands

(mī'nŏr sal'i-var-ē glandz) [TA]
Mucus-secreting exocrine glands of the oral cavity, consisting of the labial, buccal, molar, lingual, and palatine; unlike major salivary glands, these secrete continuously.
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1-4, 12) The contents of the PPS includes fat, vascular structures, small branches of the fifth cranial nerve, lymph nodes and ectopic rests of minor salivary gland tissue (1) (Figure 6A).
Patients with swelling in parotid, submandibular, sublingual and minor salivary glands.
Twenty-five major salivary glands were collected, comprising seven parotid, 13 submandibular and five sublingual glands and 33 minor salivary glands from the lip (n = 18), tongue (n = 6), and palate (n = 9).
It is also the most common tumour of the minor salivary glands accounting for 39% of the cases, of which 10% occur in palate and 4% in lips respectively.
Major salivary glands neoplasm usually causes cosmetic problems whereas minor salivary glands neoplasm causes swallowing difficulties or oral discomfort.
Secretions produced by major glands are rich in inorganic contents, whereas for the minor salivary glands have a higher organic content[3].
mucins were employed as the histChemical staining of the minor salivary glands of each
4 Although it occurs most commonly in the major salivary glands, it may also occur in the minor salivary glands and the extra-salivary tissue.
This tumor has been observed and documented in major and minor salivary glands of both children and adults.
The minor salivary glands are a set of three types of glands found throughout the oral cavity, except in the gingival sulcus (2).
In this test, the health care professional removes a few minor salivary glands from inside your lower lip.