Flashcards in The Parotid Salivary Gland Deck (7)
What are the characteristics of the parotid gland?
- an exocrine gland
What is the major characteristic of exocrine glands?
they have ducts draining the gland
What is the name of the duct of the parotid gland?
the parotid gland duct or Stensen's duct
What muscle will the parotid gland duct/Stensen's duct penetrate?
What part of the oral cavity will the parotid gland duct open into?
the buccal vestibule
What tooth will the parotid gland duct open near?
the second maxillary molar