mucous gland


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mucous gland

[′myü·kəs ‚gland]
(physiology)
A gland that secretes mucus.
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Based on the properties of mucoepidermoid carcinoma as a well-described entity in other species, salivary tissue involvement was suspected, but origination from nasal mucous glands cannot be ruled out.
* Salivary film velocity is much slower on buccal than on lingual surfaces and the infant's maxillary incisors, buccal surfaces are wet mainly by saliva from highly viscous mucous glands which is low in mineral and buffer.
In people, faulty mucous glands may contribute to airway dehydration and the problems associated with CF.
Poor development of mucous gland in the respiratory and gastro-intestinal tract may result in increased susceptibility to respiratory infections, purulent rhinitis, dysphonia and diarrhea.
(1,2) Many are retention cysts that are caused when trauma blocks a mucous gland duct.
The parotid gland is purely serous and very susceptible to infection secondary to stasis and dehydration--unlike the submandibular gland, which is a mixed serous and mucous gland with a mucus content that has bacteriostatic properties.
It triggers the release of chemicals, making the blood vessels leak, causing the mucous glands to work harder.
Other problems associated are pharyngitis, rhinitis, cheilitis and dysphagia may result from decreased number of mucous glands in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts.
In addition, the cyst wall itself contained smooth muscle, small mucous glands, and clusters of lymphocytes.
As reported by (http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/10/22/symptoms_of_eating_hot_chilies_why_peppers_make_your_mouth_burn_nose_run.html) Slate , it causes the body's mucous glands to go into overhaul.
There are many irregularly shaped mucous glands in the lamina propria which are deeper in case of duck as compared to other avian species.