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  • amylase
  • It is the serous type of gland which secretes alpha-amylase (also known as ptyalin ). (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, the serous cells produce salivary amylase, which aids in the breakdown of starches in the mouth. (wikipedia.org)
  • lesions
  • The Atlas features more than 400 carefully selected high-resolution color images detailing critical aspects of salivary gland disease and illustrating patterns and diagnostic clues for non-neoplastic lesions, benign lesions, malignant neoplasms, and unusual neoplasms. (springerpub.com)
  • tumour
  • A CT scan is used to find a salivary gland tumour and get more information about its size, shape and location. (cancer.ca)
  • It is also used to find out if the tumour has grown into tissues around the salivary gland, nerves in the face or nearby lymph nodes. (cancer.ca)
  • The report from the lab will tell doctors if a lump in the salivary gland is an infection or a tumour. (cancer.ca)
  • This means that the drugs travel through the bloodstream to reach and destroy cancer cells all over the body, including those that may have broken away from the primary tumour in the salivary gland. (cancer.ca)
  • There are many diagnostic methods that can be used to determine the type of salivary gland tumour and if it is benign or malignant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ultrasound: Ultrasound can be used to initially assess a tumour that is located superficially in either the submandibular or parotid gland. (wikipedia.org)
  • arise
  • Neoplasms that arise in the salivary glands are relatively rare, yet they represent a wide variety of both benign and malignant histologic subtypes as seen in the image below. (medscape.com)
  • Salivary gland-like carcinomas of the lung generally refers a class of rare cancers that arise from the uncontrolled cell division (mitosis) of mutated cancer stem cells in lung tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • benign
  • Most series report that about 80% of parotid neoplasms are benign, with the relative proportion of malignancy increasing in the smaller glands. (medscape.com)
  • mandible
  • 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)
  • secretory
  • Thus in regard to secretion, he showed that secretory glands, such as the submaxillary, are more than mere filters, and that their secretory action is attended by chemical and thermal changes both in themselves and in the blood passing through them. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ludwig demonstrated the existence of a new class of secretory nerves that control this action, and by showing that if the nerves are appropriately stimulated the salivary glands continue to secrete, even though the animal be decapitated, he initiated the method of experimenting with excised organs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Serous demilunes are the serous cells at the distal end of mucous tubuloalveolar secretory unit of certain salivary glands. (wikipedia.org)