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.
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Identifiers
Latin glandula serosa
TH H2.00.02.0.03035
FMA 62889
Anatomical terms of microanatomy

Serous glands contain serous acini, a grouping of serous cells that secrete serous 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.

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