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Details for anatomical structure: major salivary glands

EndoNet ID: ENC00245

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major salivary glands, , Glandulae salivariae majores

General information

A category of salivary glands that includes the three largest glands of the oral cavity that also secrete most of the saliva: the parotid gland, submandibular gland and sublingual gland

Links to other resources

Cytomer cy0048288

Larger structures

  • eccrine_gland
  • parts_of_human_body
  • digestive_system


  • submandibular_gland
  • lymphocyte
  • mast_cell
  • macrophage
  • fibroblast

Secreted hormones

  • Hormone: BCA-1

  • Hormone: BD-1

    • Lower levels of hBD-1 were found in many organs by RT-PCR (salivary gland > trachea > prostate and placenta > thymus, testis, small intestine). [1]


  • Receptor: mineralcorticoid receptor