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Match the following
a) Parotidi) At angles of lower jaw regionb) Sublingualii) Below and in front of ears c) Submaxillaryiii) Region below the tongue
  1. a-i, b-iii, c-ii
  2. a-iii, b-i, c-ii
  3. a- ii, b-iii, c-i 
  4. a- ii, b-i, c-iii


Solution

The correct option is C a- ii, b-iii, c-i 
Saliva is secreted by the three pairs of glands within the buccal cavity: 
Parotids, submaxillary/submandibular, and sublingual (below the tongue).

The term parotid is derived from par (means near) and otids (means ear). It is the largest salivary gland. It is present near the ear region.

The submandibular salivary gland is located at the angles of the lower jaw region of the buccal cavity. It is the second largest salivary gland.

The term sublingual is composed of sub (means below) and lingual (means tongue). It is the smallest salivary gland. It is present below the tongue.

The salivary glands present in the mouth produce saliva containing an enzyme called salivary amylase or ptyalin. This enzyme is responsible for the partial breakdown of starch present in the food material into simpler carbohydrates such as maltose, which is a disaccharide.
 

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