Flashcards in Saliva, Salivary Glands & The Tongue Deck (24):
What are the three salivary glands?
Where is the parotid gland situated?
In front of the ear
Which is the largest gland?
Which gland produces 20% of saliva?
What is another name for the parotid duct?
Stetsons duct (just above the upper molars)
What is parotitis?
Which gland is more likely to be affected by tumours?
What is the smallest gland?
Where is the sublingual gland situated?
In the floor of the mouth above the mylohyoid line
How much saliva does the sublingual gland produce?
What type of saliva does the parotid gland produce?
What type of saliva does the sublingual gland produce?
Which gland has ductus of rinivus?
What is saliva made up of?
99.5% water and 0.5% other substances...
How does saliva aid mastication and deglutition?
Helps form a good bolus and aids swallowing
What are the nine properties of saliva?
Maintains water balance
When salvia enters the mouth what does it become?
What is the term for the overproduction of saliva?
What is glossitis?
Inflammation of the tongue
Products that can aid xerostomia?
Toothpastes without sodium lauryl sulphate
What is the upper surface of the tongue called?
What is the under surface of tongue called?
(Absorb meds easily)
What are the five functions of the tongue?