Serous gland

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Serous gland
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Vertical section of papilla foliata of the rabbit, passing across the folia. (Serous gland labeled at bottom right.)
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Human submaxillary gland. At the right is a group of mucous alveoli, at the left a group of serous alveoli.
Details
Latin glandula serosa
Identifiers
Code TH H2.00.02.0.03035
Dorlands
/Elsevier
g_06/12392686
Anatomical terminology

Serous glands contain serous acini, a grouping of serous cells that secrete a fluid, isotonic with blood plasma, that contains enzymes such as alpha amylase.

Serous glands are most common in the parotid gland and lacrimal gland but are also present in the submandibular gland and, to a far lesser extent, the sublingual gland.

External links[edit]

- "Epithelial Tissue, Surface Specializations, and Glands  multicellular; pure serous gland"