Salivary Glands

The three pair of salivary glands secrete saliva inside the oral cavity. The largest pair consists of the parotid glands and they are located just anterior to the ears. The parotid duct leads from the gland to posterior to the upper second molar. The submandibular glands are located inferior to the mandible and they take secretions to either side of the lingual frenulum. The sublingual glands are inferior to the tongue and have many tubes that lead to the lower oral cavity. Label the salivary glands and the parotid duct. Color each gland a different color.

Tongue

Buccinator muscle

Tongue

Buccinator muscle

Mandibular Saliva Glands

Mandible

Mylohyoid muscle

Mandible a.

Mylohyoid muscle

Answer Key: a. Sublingual gland, b. Submandibular gland, c. Parotid gland, d. Parotid duct

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  • Barbara
    What gland is inferior to the mandible?
    7 years ago
  • Marissa
    Where are the buccinator nodes?
    7 years ago

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