Sublingual Gland

The mixed, seromucous sublingual gland contains mostly mucous gland tubules [1. The tubules often branch out, as they do in this figure. There are serous demilunes [2 at the ends of the tubules (cf. Fig. 382-384). The tubules are filled with mucus and often distended. Note the different shapes of the nuclei. In cells from mucous glands U, the nuclei are mostly small and £ spindle-shaped. The nuclei of serous gland cells [3 are large and round. The ■ft nuclei of mucous and serous cells, both are in basal positions (cf. Fig.387). An interlobular duct 13 embedded in coarse connective tissue El is seen at the ^ left edge of the figure. A vein H is located underneath the duct. Intercalated '-C ducts are not sectioned. oi

1 Tubules of mucous glands Q 2 Serous half-moon (demilune)

3 Serous acinus

4 Interlobular connective tissue

5 Salivary duct

6 Vein

7 Striated duct, salivary duct

Stain: alum hematoxylin-eosin; magnification: x 120

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