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  Salivary glands



Salivary glands

    Located under tongue and in cheeks, produce saliva.

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Saliva
Clear lubricating fluid in the mouth containing water, enzymes, bacteria, mucus, viruses, blood cells and undigested food particles.

Saliva ejector
Suction tube placed in the mouth to remove saliva.

Salivary gland
Any one of the three pairs of glands of the mouth (parotid, submaxillary and sublingual) that release saliva.



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