Saliva

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Sublingual
The smallest salivary glands, located directly under the mucous membrane beneath the tongue. Secretes mucous-y saliva
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Submandibular
Salivary glands located immediately below the lower jaw. Secretes a saliva that is mixed serous and mucous
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Parotid
The largest salivary glands, located in the cheek between the ear and the ascending branch of the lower jaw. Secretes a serous, watery saliva
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Acinar
Cells that secrete saliva
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Parasympathetic
Main innervation of the salivary glands, causing vasodilation, more plasma transport to acinar cells and so more saliva produced
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Salivary hypofunction
Reduced or totally absent saliva, causing: dry or burning mouth, dental problems, loss of taste and difficulty swallowing food
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Salivary glands located immediately below the lower jaw. Secretes a saliva that is mixed serous and mucous

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Submandibular

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The largest salivary glands, located in the cheek between the ear and the ascending branch of the lower jaw. Secretes a serous, watery saliva

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Cells that secrete saliva

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Main innervation of the salivary glands, causing vasodilation, more plasma transport to acinar cells and so more saliva produced

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