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  • Print publication year: 2012
  • Online publication date: February 2012

Chapter 8 - Applied surgical physiology


What volume of saliva is normally produced per day?

0.5–1.0 litres.

Where is saliva produced?

Submandibular glands (70% saliva produced here): opens into oral cavity via Wharton's duct at a small papilla lateral to the frenulum linguae; supplied by the facial nerve.

Parotid gland: opens into oral cavity adjacent to the second molar tooth via Stensen's duct; supplied by the glossopharyngeal nerve.

Saliva is also produced by the sublingual and minor salivary glands within the oral mucosa.

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