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adrenal glands

Triangular glands resting on top of each kidney that produce adrenaline and other hormones.

salivary glands

Glands where saliva is made. Includes the parotid gland (front of the ears) and the sublingual and submandibular glands (under the oral cavity)….

radical nephrectomy

The surgical removal of the whole of the diseased kidney. If diseased, the adrenal gland, surrounding fatty tissue and nearby lymph nodes are sometimes removed as well….

lymphadenectomy

Removal of the lymph glands from a part of the body. Also called a lymph node dissection….

lobules

The milk-producing glands in the breast.

parathyroidectomy

The removal of the parathyroid glands, which regulate calcium in the body….

parotid gland

One of the major salivary glands. It is found just in front of the ears….

saliva

Also called spit. The watery substance released into the mouth from salivary glands….

testes

Two egg-shaped glands that produce sperm and testosterone. They are found in the scrotum. Also called testicles….

salivary ducts

Small openings in the oral cavity that release saliva into the mouth. The ducts are connected to the salivary glands….