Name the three pairs of salivary glands with their functions?

Asked by ayush | 21st May, 2014, 02:40: PM

Expert Answer:

Three pairs of salivary glands are parotid gland, sublingual gland and submandibular gland.
(i) The saliva from each parotid gland is carried to the mouth in a small vessel.The main function is to relaese saliva.
(ii) The sublingual gland produces mucin which is found in saliva.
(iii) The submandibular gland has a very important role in shaping the salivary glands. Mucus cells are the main products of submandibular gland. Mucus cells secrete mucin which aids in lubrication of the lobes of food as it travels through the esophagus.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 22nd May, 2014, 08:33: AM

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