Salivary glands

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What are the salivary glands?

Most of the saliva is produced by 3 couples of major glands: parotid, submaxillary and sublingual. Moreover there are minor salivary glands (between 600 and 1000) distributed through the mucous of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and nose.

All of them empty out the saliva in the mouth through conducts.