Through which main ducts do the parotid and submandibular glands secrete saliva?
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Through which main ducts do the parotid and submandibular glands secrete saliva?

Through which main ducts do the parotid and submandibular glands secrete saliva?

(A). Wharton’s duct and ducts of Rivinus
(B). Stensen’s duct and Wharton’s duct
(C). Stensen’s duct and Reissner’s duct
(D). Bartholin’s duct and Stensen’s duct

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Answer: (B). Stensen’s duct and Wharton’s duct

The parotid gland secretes saliva through the Stensen’s duct.
The submandibular gland secretes saliva through the Wharton’s duct.
The sublingual gland secretes saliva through the Bartholin’s duct.

Tips: reverse the “M” in submandibular and it becomes a “W” as in Wharton’s duct.

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Claire Jeong, RDH, MS
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