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What is the definition or description of: salivary gland?

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Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary gland: There are major and minor salivary glands. The major glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublimgul) are paired on each side of the jaw. There are about 300 minor glands scattered about the mouth and throat. They all produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and helps with the digestion of food.
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
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