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Mention the three salivary glands that secrete saliva


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Salivary glands:

  1. Salivary glands are responsible for the majority of saliva production.
  2. Three major salivary glands include parotid glands, submandibular glands, and sublingual glands.
    1. Parotid glands: Serous, watery fluid is produced by the parotid glands. They are the largest of the pairs and are located at the side of the face, below and in front of each ear.
    2. Submandibular glands: These glands are rounded in shape and lie near the inner side of the lower jawbone, in front of the sternomastoid muscle The glands in the submaxillary (mandibular) area secrete a mixture of serous and mucous secretions.
    3. Sublingual glands: These lie directly under the mucous membrane covering the floor of the mouth beneath the tongue. The saliva secreted by the sublingual glands is mostly mucous in nature.

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