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What are parotid glands?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Salivary gland

The parotid glands are paired salivary glands.
They are the biggest of the major salivary glands (others are submandibular glands and sublingual glands). The parotid gland is located below your ear, extends forward underneath the skin of your neck, and travels inferiorly to your neck.

In brief: Salivary gland

The parotid glands are paired salivary glands.
They are the biggest of the major salivary glands (others are submandibular glands and sublingual glands). The parotid gland is located below your ear, extends forward underneath the skin of your neck, and travels inferiorly to your neck.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Parotid glands

We all have three pairs of "major" salivary glands and numerous "minor" salivary glands.
The parotids are the largest and are located in front of and below the ears in the cheeks. They produce saliva which aids in moisturization with chewing but also with the early phase of digestion. The other major glands are the submaxillary and sublingual glands. Google it for images to help in the anatomy.

In brief: Parotid glands

We all have three pairs of "major" salivary glands and numerous "minor" salivary glands.
The parotids are the largest and are located in front of and below the ears in the cheeks. They produce saliva which aids in moisturization with chewing but also with the early phase of digestion. The other major glands are the submaxillary and sublingual glands. Google it for images to help in the anatomy.
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
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In brief: Salivary glands

There are two. Left and right.
Located in your cheeks. They are the largest of the salivary glands.

In brief: Salivary glands

There are two. Left and right.
Located in your cheeks. They are the largest of the salivary glands.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Major Salivary Gland

Located in the cheeks at the back of the lower jaw on either side.
These are the glands that swell when you get mumps.

In brief: Major Salivary Gland

Located in the cheeks at the back of the lower jaw on either side.
These are the glands that swell when you get mumps.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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