• posterior
  • It is situated above the deep portion of the submandibular gland, on the hyoglossus muscle, near the posterior border of the mylohyoid muscle. (wikipedia.org)
  • The outer layer is continuous with the pretracheal fascia, attaching the gland to the cricoid and thyroid cartilages, via a thickening of the fascia to form the posterior suspensory ligament of thyroid gland also known as Berry's ligament. (wikipedia.org)
  • The gland can be bilaterally palpated (felt) inferior and posterior to the body of the mandible, moving inward from the inferior border of the mandible near its angle with the head tilted forwards. (wikipedia.org)
  • The glands are located posterior to the mandibular ramus and anterior to the mastoid process of the temporal bone. (wikipedia.org)
  • parathyroid glands
  • Typically four parathyroid glands, two on each side, lie on each side between the two layers of the capsule, at the back of the thyroid lobes. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are many variants in the size and shape of the thyroid gland, and in the position of the embedded parathyroid glands. (wikipedia.org)
  • mucous
  • The serous, mucous, and mixed glands and parasympathetic ganglion cells are present in animal and human tongue. (indmedica.com)
  • The lamina propria of the tongue extends between the lingual muscle fasciculi and contains the lingual glands of mucous, serous, and mixed types, small blood vessels, and nerves. (indmedica.com)
  • From there, it passes under cover of the hyoglossus muscle and is finally distributed to the palatine tonsil, the mucous membrane of the fauces and base of the tongue, and the serous glands of the mouth. (wikipedia.org)
  • They lie in front of to the submandibular gland below to the tongue, as well as beneath the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most of the remaining small sublingual ducts open separately into the mouth on an elevated crest of mucous membrane, the plica sublingualis, formed by the gland and located on either side of the frenulum linguae. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sublingual gland consists mostly of mucous acini capped with serous demilunes and is therefore categorized as a mixed mucous gland with a mucous product predominating. (wikipedia.org)
  • Further, because the secretory cells are of both serous and mucous types, the submandibular gland is a mixed gland, and though most of the cells are serous, the exudate is chiefly mucous. (wikipedia.org)
  • The mucous cells are the most active and therefore the major product of the submandibular glands is saliva which is mucoid in nature. (wikipedia.org)