parotid gland

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parotid gland

a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear
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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.
In normal parotid salivary gland, the acini are positively stained with PAS indicating the presence of PAS positive substances like carbohydrates and neutral mucins.
Mahay S, Adeghate E, Lindley MZ, Rolph CE, Singh J.STZ-induced type 1 diabetes mellitus alters the morphology, secretory function and acyl lipid contents in the isolated rat parotid salivary gland. Mol Cell Biochem2004;261:175-81.
A 63-year-old female patient reported at the ENT Outpatient Clinic with enlarged parotid salivary gland. The medical history revealed dry mouth (xerostomia) and dry eye (xerophtalmia).
Mumps is caused by a virus and causes swelling of the parotid salivary glands. The incubation period is 14-25 days and it can be spread in respiratory droplets.