Biology short note about salivary gland

1. Exocrine glands
2. primarily 3 pairs
3. Parotid glands
4. situated (on each side of the
face) just below the auditory
meatus
5. sub mandibular glands
6. situated (on each side of the
face) under the angle of jaw
7. Sub lingual glands
8. on the floor of mouth/in the
front of the submandibular glands/
under the
tongue
9. (in addition) numerous smaller
glands
10. scattered around the buccal
cavity/in the buccal epithelium
11. Consists of (fibrous) capsules
12. and number of lobules
13. Lobules are made up of acini/
secretory cells
14. (Ducts of salivary glands) open
in the buccal cavity
15. Secrete saliva
16. Secretion under autonomic
control
17. Stimulation of sympathetic
nervous system inhibits salivary
secetion
18. Stimulation of parasympathetic
nervous system increases salivary
secretion
19. Secretion occurs when food is
in mouth
20. (In addition) sight/smell/
thought of food stimulates salivary
glads/secretion of Saliva

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