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Normal salivary gland. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section through a healthy parotid gland, showing mucous producing cells (brown) imbedded in a matrix of connective tissue (collagen). The parotid glands are the largest of the salivary glands. They produce enzymes and proteins and facilitate mastication and swallowing and to begin the digestion of starches. Magnification: x600, when printed 15 centimetres wide.
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