The parotid gland is a salivary gland in humans. It is one of a pair, and the largest of the salivary glands. It is wrapped around the mandibular ramus, and secretes saliva through Stensen’s ducts into the oral cavity, to facilitatemastication and swallowing and to begin the digestion of starches.
“Fluorescence confocal image of of human parotid using fluorophores Cy3 (neurotubulin), Cy2 (perlecan basement membrane), Hoechst (nuclei). Acinar units produce saliva.”Other similar posts