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The salivary glands 

The salivary glands
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The salivary glands
Author(s):

Rogan Corbridge

and Nicholas Steventon

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550791.003.11
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date: 15 December 2018

Structure and function of the salivary glands 202

Salivary gland tumours 204

Sialadenitis 206

Sialolithiasis 207

Other inflammatory conditions 208

Pseudosalivary swellings 209

Salivary gland surgery 210

There are three main pairs of salivary glands, the:

parotid

submandibular

sublingual

In addition, a number of other tiny minor salivary glands are scattered throughout the mucosa of the mouth and throat. They produce the saliva needed for digestion and lubricating the food bolus....

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