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: Sublingual gland 1
Stain Azan, human. The sublingual gland is a mixed gland and mucous cells are dominating (muco-serous acini).
Intralobular ducts are present. Note one thick blue interlobular septum and few thinner intralobular ones.
Title: Sublingual gland 2
Stain Azan, human. The sublingual gland is a mixed gland and characteristic in human is the presence of large areas of serous cells neighbouring areas with mucous cells.
Inter- and intralobular ducts are present. Note inter- and intralobular septa (blue) and scattered fat cells (white).
Title: Tongue (lingual gland)
Stain Azan, human. The posterior lingual gland is composed of areas with pure serous acini neighbouring pure mucous acini between the tongue muscles (at the left few striated fibers).
Keywords/Mesh: oral cavity, mouth, salivary gland, sublingual gland, muco-serous gland, tongue, lingual gland, histology, POJA collection