submandibular gland :
- n a salivary gland inside the lower jaw on either side that produces most of the nocturnal saliva; discharges saliva into the mouth under the tongue
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- Limiting Radiation to Major Salivary Glands in Head, Neck Cancer Patients Is Feasible, Safe
Avoiding the contralateral submandibular gland during radiation therapy is feasible and safe with advanced stage, node positive head and neck cancers and base of tongue lesions, according to research. While this seems worrisome because head and neck cancer spreads through the lymph nodes, it is well established that the risk of cancer involvement in the lymph nodes near the submandibular gland ...
Feb. 22, 2014 - Science Daily