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The sublingual glands are salivary glands in the mouth. They lie anterior to the submandibular gland under the tongue, beneath the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth. They are drained by 8-20 excretory ducts. The largest duct, the sublingual duct (of Bartholin) joins the submandibular duct to drain through the sublingual caruncle. Most of the remaining small sublingual ducts open separately into the mouth on an elevated crest of mucous membrane, the sublingual fold (plica), caused by the gland and on either side of the frenulum linguae. The salivary glands produce saliva, which keeps the mouth and other parts of the digestive system moist. ... Sagittal section of nose mouth, pharynx, and larynx. ... The submandibular gland is one of the salivary glands, responsible for producing saliva. ... Many animals have longer and more flexible tongues than humans. ...


The chorda tympani nerve is secretomotor to the sublingual glands.


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Sublingual gland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (128 words)
The sublingual glands are salivary glands in the mouth.
Most of the remaining small sublingual ducts open separately into the mouth on an elevated crest of mucous membrane, the sublingual fold (plica), caused by the gland and on either side of the frenulum linguae.
The chorda tympani nerve is secretomotor to the sublingual glands.
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