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|Dissection, showing salivary glands of right side. (Sublingual gland visible near bottom right.)|
|Gray's||subject #242 1136|
|Salivary glands: #1 is Parotid gland, #2 is Submaxillary gland, #3 is Sublingual gland|
They are drained by 8-20 excretory ducts.
The largest duct, the sublingual duct (of Bartholin) joins the submandibular duct to drain through the sublingual caruncle.
The sublingual gland consists mostly of Mucous acini capped with serous demilunes and is therefore categorized as a mixed gland.
Most of the remaining small sublingual ducts open separately into the mouth on an elevated crest of mucous membrane, the sublingual fold (plica), caused by the gland and on either side of the frenulum linguae.
- Diagram at scopevic.org.au
- SUNY Labs 34:st-0701 - "Oral Cavity: Glands"
- Dictionary at eMedicine Sublingual+gland
- Norman/Georgetown cranialnerves (VII)
- Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, at Elsevier 25420.000-1
- de:Glandula sublingualis
- it:Ghiandola sottolinguale
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