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Salivary Glands

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Salivary Amylase
Blank, an enzyme that begins starch digestion in the mouth
Lingual Lipase
Blank, an enzyme that is activated by stomach acid and digests fat after the food is swallowed
Mucus
Blank, which binds and lubricates the food mass and aids in swallowing
Lysozyme
Blank, an enzyme that kills bacteria
Immunoglobulin A
Blank, an antibody that inhibits bacterial growth
Electrolytes
Blank, including sodium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, and bicarbonate salts
Intrinsic Salivary Glands
The blank are an indefinite number of small glands dispersed amid the other oral tissues of salivary glands
Extrinsic salivary glands
The blank are three pairs of larger, more discrete organs located outside of the oral mucosa
Parotid Gland
The blank, located just beneath the skin anterior to the earlobe
Submandibular Gland
The blank, located halfway along the body of the mandible, medial to its margin, just deep to the mylohyoid muscle
Sublingual Gland
The blank, located in the floor of the mouth
Salivatory Nuclei
Salivation is controlled by groups of neurons called blank in the medulla oblongata and pons