Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research, ( ISI ), Volume (11), No (2), Year (2010-7) , Pages (164-167)

Title : ( Anatomical and histological study of molar salivary gland in domestic cat )

Authors: Ahmadali Mohammadpour ,

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The gross and microscopic anatomy of the molar salivary glands of the domestic cat was studied. In this research, five pair molar glands from five male adult cats were used. In cat, molar gland was elongated rectangle shape and was located obliquely in the submucosal fossa of the inferior lip, near the oral commissure. Dorsal border of molar gland; attached to masseter muscle and posterior facial nerve. Ventral border of it was located in angle of anterior and transverse facial veins near to buccal par of buccinator muscle. Caudal end of gland neighboring to anterior facial vein and cranial end of it was close to transverse jugular vein. The mean length and width of the left gland were 11.48 ± 0.30 mm and 3.43 ± 0.36mm respectively. The mean length and width of the right gland were 9.22 ± 0.85mm and 4.07 ± 0.82mm respectively. The mean length of the left gland was larger than right and the difference was significant (P<0.001). In histological findings molar gland surrounded with a dens irregular connective tissue capsule. Septa of connective tissue from the capsule extend into the gland and divide the organ into lobes and lobules. Secretory cells made up seromucous units and mucous cells were predominant. The cells were arranged as compound tubuloacinar type. Most of tubular units were long and branched. There were no intercalated or striated ducts.


, Cat, Histology, Molar salivary gland,
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author = {Mohammadpour, Ahmadali},
title = {Anatomical and histological study of molar salivary gland in domestic cat},
journal = {Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research},
year = {2010},
volume = {11},
number = {2},
month = {July},
issn = {1728-1997},
pages = {164--167},
numpages = {3},
keywords = {Cat; Histology; Molar salivary gland; Morphology},


%0 Journal Article
%T Anatomical and histological study of molar salivary gland in domestic cat
%A Mohammadpour, Ahmadali
%J Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research
%@ 1728-1997
%D 2010