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Details for anatomical structure: submandibular gland

EndoNet ID: ENC00490

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Synonyms

submandibular gland, maxillary gland, submaxillary gland, Glandula submandibularis

General information

One of the two salivary glands in the neck, located in the space bounded by the two bellies of the digastric muscle and the angle of the mandible; it discharges through the submandular duct; the secretory units are prodominantly serous although a few mucous alveoli, some with serous demilunes, occur

Links to other resources

Cytomer cy0000365

Larger structures

    Substructures

      Secreted hormones

      • Hormone: EGF

      Receptors

      • Receptor: PRLR

      Reference