Definition of submandibular gland in English:

submandibular gland

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  • Either of a pair of salivary glands situated below the parotid glands. Also called submaxillary gland.
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    • Neoplasms can occur in the parotid, sublingual or submandibular glands, or in the minor salivary glands.
    • Swollen submandibular glands and parotid glands as well as esophagitis, esophageal spasm, and esophageal tearing and potentially fatal ruptures can occur from constant vomiting.
    • This was centred in the left submandibular region anterior to the left submandibular gland.

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