submaxillary saliva

submaxillary saliva
saliva produced by the submaxillary gland.

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  • Saliva — Sa*li va, n. [L.; cf. Gr. ?.] (Physiol.) The secretion from the salivary glands. [1913 Webster] Note: In man the saliva is a more or less turbid and slighty viscid fluid, generally of an alkaline reaction, and is secreted by the parotid,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saliva — A clear, tasteless, odorless, slightly acid (pH 6.8) viscid fluid, consisting of the secretion from the parotid, sublingual, and submandibular salivary glands and the mucous glands of the oral cavity; its function …   Medical dictionary

  • submaxillary gland — noun a salivary gland inside the lower jaw on either side that produces most of the nocturnal saliva; discharges saliva into the mouth under the tongue • Syn: ↑submaxillary salivary gland, ↑submandibular gland, ↑submandibular salivary gland,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • submaxillary salivary gland — noun a salivary gland inside the lower jaw on either side that produces most of the nocturnal saliva; discharges saliva into the mouth under the tongue • Syn: ↑submaxillary gland, ↑submandibular gland, ↑submandibular salivary gland, ↑mandibular… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chorda saliva — submaxillary saliva produced in response to stimulation of the chorda tympani nerve, less viscid and turbid than that of the unstimulated gland …   Medical dictionary

  • sympathetic saliva — submaxillary saliva produced in response to stimulation of its sympathetic nerve supply; more viscid and turbid than that of the unstimulated gland …   Medical dictionary

  • submaxillary gland — /sʌbmækˌsɪləri ˈglænd/ (say submak.siluhree gland) noun either of two saliva producing glands beneath the lower jaw, one on each side …   Australian-English dictionary

  • ganglionic saliva — saliva obtained by irritating the submaxillary gland …   Medical dictionary

  • antilytic secretion — saliva secreted by the submaxillary gland with nerves intact, as distinguished from that secreted when the nerve is divided …   Medical dictionary

  • salivary gland — noun any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion • Hypernyms: ↑exocrine gland, ↑exocrine, ↑duct gland • Hyponyms: ↑parotid gland, ↑sublingual gland, ↑sublingual salivary gland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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