Gland

A gland is an organ in an animal's body that synthesizes a substance for release of substances such as hormones or breast milk, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).

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Sialoendoscopy - Description of The Technique - Salivary Gland Stone Removal
... The four common techniques used to remove the salivary gland stones are The grasping technique Using a small wire basket retrieval system Mechanical Fragmentation Laser fragmentation When the diameter is ... After a sialolith is removed from an affected gland, a sialastic stent is inserted into the duct for two to four weeks for the duration of the healing process of the oral region and until normal function ...
Capsule Of Lymph Node
... radiating toward the center of the gland, for a certain distance—that is to say, for about one-third or one-fourth of the space between the circumference and the center of the gland ... are sufficiently well-marked to divide the peripheral or cortical portion of the gland into a number of compartments (so-called follicles), but in man this arrangement is not obvious ... finer bands, and these interlace to form a mesh-work in the central or medullary portion of the gland ...
Submandibular Lymph Nodes
... The submandibular lymph nodes (submaxillary glands in older texts), three to six in number, are placed beneath the body of the mandible in the ... One gland, the middle gland of Stahr, which lies on the external maxillary artery as it turns over the mandible, is the most constant of the series small lymph glands are sometimes found on the deep ... The afferents of the submandibular glands drain the medial palpebral commissure, the cheek, the side of the nose, the upper lip, the lateral part of the lower lip, the ...
Schniarfeur
... Distinctive marks in their appearance are a protruding gland on top of their heads, black rings around their eyes, and a long, thin tail ending in blue spheres ... However, when a Schniarfeur's head gland is tied tightly into a spiral shape rather than hanging loose, its behaviour changes completely ... If the gland is loosened, the Schniarfeur resumes its aggressive state ...
Gland, Yonne
... Gland is a commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France. ...