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Submandibular gland

Dr Matt A. Morgan and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The submandibular glands are salivary glands located below the floor of the mouth. They secrete saliva that is excreted into the oral cavity via the submandibular duct that connects the gland to the floor of the mouth.

It is encapsulated during development and does not normally contain lymph nodes.

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