Salivary Glands

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In mammals, the salivary glands are glands with ducts that produce saliva, a watery substance that contains enzymes that are essential in beginning the process of digestion of dietary starches and fats. What do you know about these glands?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mumps becomes more painful when the parotid gland decreases the secretion
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The submandibular gland provides about 25% of the resting salivary volume
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The duct for the parotid gland is located opposite the maxillary 2nd premolar
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The parasympathetic nervous system controls salivary gland secretion
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Major salivary glands are purely or mostly mucous in nature
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Major salivary glands are compound tubuloalveolar glands
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 7. 
    The glands of von eber are found around the base of the fungiform papillae
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The __________ gland is located lateral, postrior and medial to the ramus
    • A. 

      Parotid

    • B. 

      Submandibular

    • C. 

      Sublingual

    • D. 

      Lingual

  • 9. 
    Submandibular gland
  • 10. 
     sublingual gland
  • 11. 
    Parotid gland
  • 12. 
    Gland of von ebner
  • 13. 
    Anterior lingual gland
  • 14. 
    The submandibular gland is also called the
    • A. 

      Submaxillary

    • B. 

      Mandibular

    • C. 

      Sublingual

    • D. 

      Lingual

  • 15. 
    The opening of the duct for the parotid gland is the _____________ muscle
    • A. 

      Lateral pterygoid

    • B. 

      Zygomatic

    • C. 

      Masseter

    • D. 

      Buccinator

  • 16. 
    Where does the submandibular duct open into the mouth?
    • A. 

      Lingual to the mandibular canine

    • B. 

      Along the sublingual fold

    • C. 

      Onto the sublingual caruncle

    • D. 

      Opposite the mandibular 2nd molar

  • 17. 
    Which structure does not have minor salivary glands?
    • A. 

      Tongue

    • B. 

      Anterior hard palate

    • C. 

      Labial mucosa

    • D. 

      Buccal mucosa

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not true of minor salivary glands?
    • A. 

      Less branching

    • B. 

      Short ducts

    • C. 

      Fewer duct openings

    • D. 

      Keep mucous membranes moist