Title: Scheme of compound glands in the human oral cavity
A. parotid gland (serous).
B. sublingual gland (mucous area).
C. sublingual gland (mixed area).
D. simplified scheme of compound serous/mucous gland.
Title: Parotid gland 1
Stain Trichrome-Mallory, human. Survey: at the left bottom a large interlobular duct (in lumen remnants of secretion products) within a septum of dense connective tissue. At the top thinner (blue) septum, a thick (red-bluish) septum at the left. In the center three (intralobular) striated ducts between the serous cells.
Note scattered white fat cells (adipocytes).
Title: Parotid gland 2
Stain Azan, human. In most species the gland is composed entirely of serous acini. At the right a small (intralobular) striated duct;
centrally one large interlobular duct with blood vessels. Scattered a few (white) fat cells.
Keywords/Mesh: oral cavity, mouth, salivary gland, parotid gland, serous gland, histology, POJA collection