Swollen glands under the tongue can indicate a viral or bacterial infection of the sublingual gland, according to MedlinePlus. Such infections are quite common and can be a result of poor hygiene, blocked salivary ducts,... More » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones

Sore and swollen glands under the armpits are likely swollen lymph nodes, WebMD explains. Swollen lymph nodes under the armpits may be indicative of numerous types of infections, including skin infections. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Swollen lymph nodes commonly cause neck lumps in the glands of the neck, explains MedlinePlus. This is due to viral or bacterial infections, colds or sore throats, according to WebMD. Other causes of neck lumps include c... More » Health Pain & Symptoms
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Sweat, also called perspiration, is a fluid produced by the sweat glands made up of water, minerals, lactate and urea. The minerals that make up sweat can vary from person to person depending on a number of factors. This... More » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones

The salivary glands and the pancreas both produce the enzyme amylase. Amylase is an enzyme that breaks down carbohydrate molecules during the process of digestion. More » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones

Sweat glands are found in the greatest concentration on the palms and soles because the glands keep these surfaces moist, enabling them to provide the most tactile sensation. If the palms and soles are not properly hydra... More » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones