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What Are The Glands In Your Neck Called
Probably paraspinal: You can call them whatever you like but check one of the great old anatomy books in the library. Do they use them any more? You know, that big, musty smelly building with lots of shelves lined with books and people sitting silently at desks staring at glowing computer screens! ...Read more
What are somethings in the skin, located in the neck near hair, of which can be removed continuously a layer.
Skin: Not sure from your description. Can you give us more details? ...Read more
Making Hormones: The adrenal cortex makes aldosterone (key regulator of sodium, potassium, and water balance), cortisol (suppresses inflammation, helps the body adapt to illness and injuries), and testosterone-like hormones such as dhea-sulfate and androstenedione. The inner part, or medulla, makes adrenaline (epinephrine) and similar hormones that help your body in "fight or flight" emergencies. ...Read more
Just about everywher: Lymph glands are part similar to drainage ditches around a city, they collect serum that is not in blood vessels, remove debris in the gland & eventually return the fluid to the heart.They are located in intestines from the tonsils to the rear end, under your skin in various locations, along your organs inside the body.Those located in the neck & head are noticed because they are not buried in tissu. ...Read more
Various: The symptom would be a mass on the jaw. Cancerous mass on the jaw can be caused by a growth on the jaw bone itself -i.e. Bone cancer; or can be caused by a growth of the lymphatic gland around the jaw area- and this can be a manifestation of lymphoma or cancer spreading from a cancer that is originated on the head and neck area. However, infection/inflammation can also cause swelling on the jaw. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often infections: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which if infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and you may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Infection: Swollen lymph nodes are usually a result of an infection. The lymph nodes swell because they are part of the immune systems attempt to fight off an infection. Different lymph nodes protect different parts of the body. If a swollen node persists, is red or very tender, or if it keeps getting bigger, have your child checked by your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question!: Endocrine glands (thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, among many others) produce hormones. A hormone is a molecule which is released into the blood to travel to other cells. When the hormone meets a receptor molecule in these other cells, the hormone can change the activity of that cell. For example, Insulin is a hormone which promotes the uptake of glucose in other cells in the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more
Different options: The face has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessel, nerves and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Possible tumor: Area under jaw called submandibular area. Swollen glands most often from primry tumor of floor of mouth or lateral tongue on the involved side. Swelling occassional from throat infection or lymphoma but one should be sure the swelling is not a primary lesion of the submaxillary gland in the same region ...Read more
Are you able to feel your salivary glands by pressing on the edge on both sides of the soft chin between neck? Are those the glands?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. They enlarge in response to inflammation created when they react. They shrink when all is well. They are in chains besides the arteries/veins running along both sides of back of your neck. ...Read more
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