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Salivary glands produce saliva, which moistens the mouth to help a
person chew and swallow food. Saliva also contains substances (enzymes) that
begin the breakdown of food.
There are four pairs of salivary glands:
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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