Mucous Salivary Gland - Anatomy & Physiology

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Mucous Salivary Gland Histology - Copyright RVC 2008


The mucous salivary gland is pale staining and is lobed. It has large, interlobular ducts in a connective tissue septum. It has an outer connective tissue capsule. The mucous acini produce a mucous secretion which is a viscous mix of glycoproteins. The cuboidal cells are filled with mucous droplets giving a ‘foamy’ appearance. The nucleus is displaced and flattened near the base of the cell. The mucous cells only stain faintly.

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