Flashcards in 3.6 The Histology of the Tongue and Salivary Glands Deck (11):
What type of Epithelium lines the Dorsal Surface of the Tongue?
Keritonised Stratified Squamous Epithelium
What type of Muscle Fibres underlie the Epithelium of the Tongue?
What are Acini?
The Rounded, Secretory, Component of the Gland
What are the 2 types of Acini which can be present in the Salivary Glands?
1. Serous Acini
2. Mucous Acini
How do Serous Acini stain, in a H&E Stain?
Strongly, as they secrete the Protein
How do Mucous Acini stain, in a H&E Stain?
Poorly, as they secrete the Glycoprotein Mucous
What are the functions of Myoepithelial Cells?
These contract to expel the secretions from the Acini
What are the 3 main Salivary Glands?
1. The Parotid Gland
2. The Submandibular Gland
3. The Sublingual Gland
What secretion comes from the Parotid Gland?
What secretion comes from the Submandibular Gland?
Mixed (Serous and Mucinous)