Mucous gland

Jump to: navigation, search
Mucous gland
Vertical section of papilla foliata of the rabbit, passing across the folia. (Serous gland labeled at bottom right.)
Human submaxillary gland. At the right is a group of mucous alveoli, at the left a group of serous alveoli.
Latin glandula mucosa
Gray's subject #242 1131
Dorlands/Elsevier g_06/12392488

WikiDoc Resources for Mucous gland


Most recent articles on Mucous gland

Most cited articles on Mucous gland

Review articles on Mucous gland

Articles on Mucous gland in N Eng J Med, Lancet, BMJ


Powerpoint slides on Mucous gland

Images of Mucous gland

Photos of Mucous gland

Podcasts & MP3s on Mucous gland

Videos on Mucous gland

Evidence Based Medicine

Cochrane Collaboration on Mucous gland

Bandolier on Mucous gland

TRIP on Mucous gland

Clinical Trials

Ongoing Trials on Mucous gland at Clinical

Trial results on Mucous gland

Clinical Trials on Mucous gland at Google

Guidelines / Policies / Govt

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse on Mucous gland

NICE Guidance on Mucous gland


FDA on Mucous gland

CDC on Mucous gland


Books on Mucous gland


Mucous gland in the news

Be alerted to news on Mucous gland

News trends on Mucous gland


Blogs on Mucous gland


Definitions of Mucous gland

Patient Resources / Community

Patient resources on Mucous gland

Discussion groups on Mucous gland

Patient Handouts on Mucous gland

Directions to Hospitals Treating Mucous gland

Risk calculators and risk factors for Mucous gland

Healthcare Provider Resources

Symptoms of Mucous gland

Causes & Risk Factors for Mucous gland

Diagnostic studies for Mucous gland

Treatment of Mucous gland

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

CME Programs on Mucous gland


Mucous gland en Espanol

Mucous gland en Francais


Mucous gland in the Marketplace

Patents on Mucous gland

Experimental / Informatics

List of terms related to Mucous gland

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Phone:617-632-7753

Mucous glands, found in several different parts of the body, typically stain lighter than serous glands during standard histological preparation. Most are multicellular, but goblet cell are single-celled glands.

Mucous salivary glands

The mucous salivary glands are similar in structure to the labial and buccal glands.

They are found especially at the back part behind the vallate papillae, but are also present at the apex and marginal parts.

In this connection the anterior lingual glands (Blandin or Nuhn) require special notice.

They are situated on the under surface of the apex of the tongue, one on either side of the frenulum, where they are covered by a fasciculus of muscular fibers derived from the Styloglossus and Longitudinalis inferior.

They are from 12 to 25 mm. long, and about 8 mm. broad, and each opens by three or four ducts on the under surface of the apex.

See also

External links

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant.