Search: salivary glands

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)….

salivary ducts

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

salivary gland cancer

Cancer that affects the salivary glands, most commonly the parotid gland….

adrenal glands

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

parotid gland

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


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

facial nerve

A major nerve in the skull that controls muscle movement in the face. It runs through the parotid salivary gland.


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


The milk-producing glands in the breast.


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