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Body Systems - 7th Grade: Salivary Glands

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Salivary Glands

      The salivary glands are solid structures composed of millions of secretory cells. Between the cells run tiny ducts which collect the saliva and channel it into a single, much larger, duct. This large duct carries the saliva away from the gland and into the mouth. Read more...

Salivary Glands

      Salivary glands are responsible for keeping the mouth lubricated and helping to chew and swallow food. There are mainly three pairs of salivary glands namely: parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands. These glands are responsible for the secretion of saliva inside the mouth. Read more...

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