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Salivary Gland, Submandibular, Duct - Cytoplasmic Alteration

Image of cytoplasmic alteration in the submandibular salivary gland duct from a female B6C3F1 mouse in a chronic study
Normal submandibular salivary gland in a female B6C3F1 mouse from a chronic study. The arrow indicates a convoluted salivary gland duct.
Image of cytoplasmic alteration in the submandibular salivary gland duct from a male B6C3F1 mouse in a chronic study
Normal submandibular salivary gland in a male B6C3F1 mouse from a chronic study. The convoluted salivary gland ducts (arrow) contain more eosinophilic, cytoplasmic granules in males than in females (see Figure 1).
Image of cytoplasmic alteration in the submandibular salivary gland duct from a female B6C3F1 mouse in a chronic study
Salivary gland, Duct - Cytoplasmic alteration in a female B6C3F1 mouse from a chronic study. In this submandibular salivary gland, there are increased numbers of eosinophilic, cytoplasmic granules in the ducts (arrow), reminiscent of the male ducts.