sublingual gland


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sublingual gland

[¦səb′liŋ·gwəl ′gland]
(anatomy)
A complex of salivary glands located in the sublingual fold on each side of the floor of the mouth.
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They are caused by obstruction of the sublingual ducts, which can result in the retention of saliva and the formation of the cyst within the substance of the sublingual gland.
The major salivary glands include parotid glands, submandibular glands and sublingual glands.
BPIFB1 was seen in early neural tissue and at later stages in submandibular and sublingual glands.
The sublingual gland is divided into two parts: the caudal part that is located in the occiptomandibular region of the digastric muscle and the rostral part between the tunica mucosa of the mouth and the mylohyoid muscle.
The classical sublingual gland is a mixed gland, with mucous acini outnumbering the seromucous acini.
Each type of salivary gland secretes a characteristic type of saliva; for example, parotid glands produce a serous type of saliva, whereas sublingual glands secrete saliva that is predominantly mucous.
These are the parotid glands -- just below and in front of the ears; two submandibular glands under the floor of the mouth ( they drain saliva up into the floor of the mouth), and the sublingual glands just beneath the tongue.
The sublingual gland harbours only a minor fraction of salivary tumours of which malignant tumours are more common than the benign.
A mucosal incision on the right side of the floor of mouth was made and right sublingual gland was removed in toto.
Furthermore the physiology of the gland is such that unlike the sublingual gland, which exhibits continuous secretion, the submandibular gland secretes saliva only following stimulation (4).
1,3,11,13-20) The most commonly involved site is the parotid gland, while the sublingual gland is affected only rarely.