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Flashcards in 3.6 The Histology of the Tongue and Salivary Glands Deck (11):
1

What type of Epithelium lines the Dorsal Surface of the Tongue?

Keritonised Stratified Squamous Epithelium

2

What type of Muscle Fibres underlie the Epithelium of the Tongue?

Striated Muscle

3

What are Acini?

The Rounded, Secretory, Component of the Gland

4

What are the 2 types of Acini which can be present in the Salivary Glands?

1. Serous Acini
2. Mucous Acini

5

How do Serous Acini stain, in a H&E Stain?

Strongly, as they secrete the Protein

6

How do Mucous Acini stain, in a H&E Stain?

Poorly, as they secrete the Glycoprotein Mucous

7

What are the functions of Myoepithelial Cells?

These contract to expel the secretions from the Acini

8

What are the 3 main Salivary Glands?

1. The Parotid Gland
2. The Submandibular Gland
3. The Sublingual Gland

9

What secretion comes from the Parotid Gland?

Predominantly Serous

10

What secretion comes from the Submandibular Gland?

Mixed (Serous and Mucinous)

11

What secretion comes from the Sublingual Gland?

Predominantly Mucinous