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Anatomy of the Salivary Gland Glands

Brett December 12, 2019

Anatomy of the Salivary Glands


Salivary gland (SG):

An exocrine gland secreting saliva

Domestic animals have paired

mandibular glands

(or mandibular salivary glands) and

mandibular lymph nodes

. The term “submandibular,” as used in humans, is incorrect due the difference in topography of these structures.

Domestic animals also have paired

Parotid, Sublingual


Zygomatic glands.

References: Anonymous. Nomina anatomica veterinaria. 4th ed. Zurich and Ithaca: World Association of Veterinary Anatomists, 1994. Evans HE. Miller’s anatomy of the dog. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co, 1993.