salivary gland


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salivary gland

[′sal·ə‚ver·ē ‚gland]
(physiology)
A gland that secretes saliva, such as the sublingual or parotid.
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'Even though thousands of parasites invade the salivary gland, less than a 10th of them are transmitted during a mosquito bite,' says Michael Wells, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher in Andrew's laboratory and the study's lead author.
The mucous extravasation mucocele occur as a result of lip biting habits and the mucous retention mucocele occur as a due to obstruction of the salivary gland,these lesions recur even after healing when liberation of the viscous fluid is pooled out.
It was noted that Fisher's exact test showed a non-significant association between the two salivary gland cells.
Malignant tumours comprise 15-30% of all parotid tumours, 40% of submandibular gland tumours, 70-90% of sublingual and over 50% of minor salivary gland tumours.
The salivary glands of some tick species could become important research tools for studying how viruses are transmitted from ticks to mammals, and for developing preventive medical countermeasures.
The researchers in this study took on the challenge of recreating salivary gland tissue, important for digesting starch and for facilitating swallowing.
Takashi Tsuji, of the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, said "We hope that these experiments will soon find their way into the clinic and help patients suffering from a variety of disorders." Citation: Junichi Tanaka et al., Generation of orthotopically functional salivary gland from embryonic stem cells.
Takashi Tsuji, of the RIKEN Center for Bio-systems Dynamics Research, said "We hope that these experiments will soon find their way into the clinic and help patients suffering from a variety of disorders." Citation: Junichi Tanaka et al., Generation of of thotopically functional salivary gland from embryonic stem cells.
Although it accounts for <10% of all tumors of the salivary gland, it constitutes approximately 30% of all malignant tumors of salivary glands.
Human submandibular salivary gland lies inferior to mylohyoid muscle while rat submandibular gland lies on anterior side of neck having submandibular lymph nodes on one side and sternum on the other side.
Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was consistent with an epithelial neoplasm, possibly of salivary gland origin (Figure 2).