parotid gland

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Related to Parotid salivary glands: minor salivary glands, glandula parotidea

parotid gland

a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear

parotid gland

[pə′räd·əd ′gland]
(anatomy)
The salivary gland in front of and below the external ear; the largest salivary gland in humans; a compound racemose serous gland that communicates with the mouth by Steno's duct.
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This paucity and the precious role of parotid salivary gland in digestion prompted to study the histogenesis which may be serving as a tool in future research on stem cell analysis of primordia of salivary gland.
Each lobule contains the secretory acini of parotid salivary gland.
STZ-induced type 1 diabetes mellitus alters the morphology, secretory function and acyl lipid contents in the isolated rat parotid salivary gland.
Mumps is caused by a virus and causes swelling of the parotid salivary glands.
After follow-up of 2 years, no significant lymphadenopathy developed, although the patient continued to have exacerbations and remissions of the swelling of his submandibular and parotid salivary glands and in addition developed lacrimal gland enlargement.