Talk:Salivary gland

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what it the difference between the control of salivary secretion and the control of the pancreatic secretion?

it looks like the submandibular and submaxillary glands are the same, but appear in the section "histology" to be two different things. is there a reason why they are seperate?

Miles 15:54, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Proposed merge with SalivonEdit

Appear to be about the same subject matter Tom (LT) (talk) 06:32, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Salivary gland diverticulumEdit

In the interest of promoting comprehensive coverage and context, and reducing the proliferation of WP:DICDEF stubs for any named thing, I think this concept can be adequately covered in the parent article. --Animalparty-- (talk) 18:29, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

I have expanded the article slightly so it could remain a stand alone article. Were merge to happen, into salivary gland pathology more appropriate. Matthew Ferguson (talk) 07:16, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
I was thinking discussion of the sub-structure on the main article would be along the lines of Salivary_gland#Ducts, especially if Salivary gland diverticulum can refer to any such structure, rather than a singular unique structure. I agree Salivary gland pathology would be a good place to discuss inflammation of the diverticulum, and Salivary gland diverticulum should redirect to one of these articles rather than increasing the click-burden on readers, but think it might be better to treat structure and pathology somewhat separately (e.g. heart attack doesn't redirect to heart), but I'm equally fine with it redirecting to Salivary gland pathology if it increases utility and comprehension for readers. --Animalparty-- (talk) 19:38, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Diverticulum in this context is abnormal, not normal structure. Matthew Ferguson (talk) 20:49, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Or there is the Salivary gland#Clinical significance section. Matthew Ferguson (talk) 20:52, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
I see now. I'm more used to the anatomical, non pathological sense. In that case redirecting to either the gland or the pathology is fine by me. --Animalparty-- (talk) 23:01, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
I've removed the merge tag. Whether Salivary gland diverticulum is more appropirate as a stand-alone article or merged with Salivary gland pathology is a different discussion. --Animalparty! (talk) 20:13, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
Looking through the discussion above, it seems that there is already sufficient consensus to merge to Salivary gland pathology, so I've done so. Klbrain (talk) 04:00, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
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