A sexual dimorphism of mucous cells in the submandibular salivary gland of rat.


Submandibular glands of both sexes from one week to six months-old were serially sectioned, and mucous cells showing a strong positive stain to alcian blue pH 2.5, first detected at two weeks, showed a high degree of inter-sectional and inter-individual variability. In males, the percentage of animals having mucous cells increased with sexual maturation and… (More)


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