Morphological particularities of the submandibular gland in rats

Authos: Viorel MICLĂUŞ1, Ciprian OBER*2, Laurenţ OGNEAN3, Liviu OANA2, Cristina CERNEA3, Vasile RUS1, Victor CRISTEA4

Affiliation: 1 Department of Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Surgical Propaedeutics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 3 Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 4 Veterinary practitioner, DVM, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


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ABSTRACT. Starting from the contradictory information in the literature, we considered it appropriate to check through the histological examination submandibular gland in rats and its relationship with neighbouring structures. Our study highlights that the three portions described by some authors (Parhon et al., 1957) as part of the submandibular gland of rats, belonging to three different glands in neighbourly relations, but totally separated from them by a conjunctive capsule. The lay out of major salivary glands in intimate neighbourly relations, is a morphological feature in rats.


Keywords: submandibular gland, parotid gland, acini, cell, rats