Your salivary glands make saliva - sometimes called spit - and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.

Source: MedLinePlus (NIH)1

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Saliva: The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the Salivary Glands and mucous glands of the mouth. It contains Mucins, water, organic salts, and ptylin.2

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): salivaryglanddisorders.html
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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