Serous gland

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Serous gland
Vertical section of papilla foliata of the rabbit, passing across the folia. (Serous gland labeled at bottom right.)
Human submaxillary gland. At the right is a group of mucous alveoli, at the left a group of serous alveoli.
Latin glandula serosa
TH H2.
FMA 62889
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.

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