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sal·i·var·y gland

[TA]
any of the saliva-secreting exocrine glands of the oral cavity.
See also: major salivary glands, minor salivary glands.
Synonym(s): glandula salivaria [TA]

salivary gland

n.
A gland that secretes saliva, especially any of three pairs of glands, the parotid, submaxillary, and sublingual, that discharge secretions into the oral cavity of humans and most other mammals.

sal·i·var·y gland

(sal'i-var-ē gland) [TA]
Any of the saliva-secreting exocrine glands of the oral cavity.
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SALIVARY GLANDS

salivary gland

Any of the glands near the oral cavity that secrete saliva. The major glands are paired and include the parotid, the sublingual, and the submandibular. There are numerous minor salivary glands in the oral cavity, named according to their locations: lingual, sublingual, palatal, buccal, labial, and glossopharyngeal. See: illustration

Salivary secretion is under nervous control, reflexly initiated by mechanical, chemical, or radiant stimuli acting on taste buds in the mouth, olfactory receptors, or the eyes. Secretion may also be due to conditioned reflexes as when one thinks about food or hears a dinner bell. The nerve supply of the salivary glands is from the facial and glossopharyngeal nerves, which increase secretion, and from the sympathetic nerves, which decrease secretion. The blood supply is from branches of the external carotid artery.

See also: gland

salivary gland

any gland that secretes SALIVA.

Salivary gland

Three pairs of glands that secrete into the mouth and aid digestion.
Mentioned in: Dry Mouth, Parotidectomy

sal·i·var·y gland

(sal'i-var-ē gland) [TA]
Any of the saliva-secreting exocrine glands of oral cavity.
See also: major salivary glands, minor salivary glands
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