sublingual gland

one of a pair of salivary glands situated in the lower part of the mouth, one on either side of the tongue. The sublingual glands are the smallest salivary glands; each gland has about 20 ducts, most of which open into the mouth directly above the gland.

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  • Sublingual gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = glandula sublingualis GraySubject = 242 GrayPage = 1136 Caption = Dissection, showing salivary glands of right side. (Sublingual gland visible near bottom right.) Caption2 = Salivary glands: #1 is Parotid… …   Wikipedia

  • Sublingual gland — The smallest of the three major salivary glands. It is located. It lies under the floor of the mouth close to the midline. * * * sublingual gland n a small salivary gland on each side of the mouth lying beneath the mucous membrane in a fossa in… …   Medical dictionary

  • sublingual gland — noun a small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva); in human beings it is located on either side of the mouth under the tongue • Syn: ↑sublingual salivary gland • Hypernyms: ↑salivary gland * * * noun : a small… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sublingual gland — see pharyngeal gland, ventral …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Железа Подъязычная (Sublingual Gland) — парная слюнная железа, расположенная на верхней поверхности диафрагмы рта с обеих сторон от языка. Подъязычные железы являются самыми маленькими по размеру слюнными железами; каждая железа имеет главный большой подъязычный проток, открывающийся… …   Медицинские термины

  • Sublingual — Sub*lin gual, a. [Pref. sub + lingual: cf. F. sublingual.] (Anat.) (a) Situated under the tongue; as, the sublingual gland. (b) Of or pertaining to the sublingual gland; as, sublingual salvia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sublingual artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria sublingualis GraySubject = 144 GrayPage = 553 Caption = Veins of the tongue. The hypoglossal nerve has been displaced downward in this preparation. Caption2 = BranchFrom = lingual artery BranchTo =… …   Wikipedia

  • sublingual salivary gland — noun a small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva); in human beings it is located on either side of the mouth under the tongue • Syn: ↑sublingual gland • Hypernyms: ↑salivary gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sublingual — Underneath the tongue. A sublingual medication is a type of lozenge that is dissolved under the tongue. * * * SYN: subglossal. * * * sub·lin·gual .səb liŋ g(yə )wəl, səb adj 1) situated or administered under the tongue <sublingual tablets>… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sublingual fovea — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = fovea sublingualis GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Mandible. Inner surface. Side view. Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = f 15… …   Wikipedia


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