serous gland


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serous gland

[′sir·əs ‚gland]
(physiology)
A structure that secretes a watery, albuminous fluid.
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This is almost a serous gland. In humans, 25% salivary secretion is contributed by parotid gland.
The parotid gland is histologically a serous gland. The submandibular gland consists of two lobes.
Serous cells in reptiles and only mucous cells in amphibians, and mucous cells developed before the serous cells; it has been reported that mucous cells may be pioneer cells in serous glands in phylogenetic terms (Junqueira et al., 1967).
Parotoid glands, are large post-orbital serous glands that produce and store a viscous and creamy poisonous secretion composed of proteins, serine proteases, peptides, biogenic amines, cardiotonic steroids and alkaloids (Clarke, 1997; Anjolette et al., 2015).