Wharton's duct


Wharton's duct
Whar·ton's duct '(h)wȯrt-ənz- n the duct of the submandibular gland that opens into the mouth on a papilla at the side of the frenulum of the tongue
Wharton Thomas (1614-1673)
British anatomist. Wharton was a physician attached to St. Thomas's Hospital and is remembered as one of the very few physicians to remain on duty while London was ravaged by the great plague of 1665. A noted anatomist, he provided the most complete description of the glands up to that time. In 1650 he described the soft connective tissue that forms the matrix of the umbilical cord and is now known as Wharton's jelly. In 1656 he published a work describing many glands of the body, including the submandibular gland for the conveyance of saliva. He is credited with discovering the gland's duct.

* * *

the secretory duct of the submandibular salivary gland.
T. Wharton (1614-73), English physician

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Wharton's duct — the secretory duct of the submandibular salivary gland.[Wharton (1614–73), English physician] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • wharton's duct — ˈ(h)wȯ](r)tənz noun Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after Thomas Wharton died 1673 English physician and anatomist : the duct of the submaxillary gland that opens into the mouth on a papilla at the side of the frenum of the tongue …   Useful english dictionary

  • duct of Bartholin — duct of Bar·tho·lin bärt əl ən, bär thə lən, bär tu̇l in n a relatively large duct draining the sublingual gland and opening into Wharton s duct or near it C. T. Bartholin see BARTHOLIN S GLAND …   Medical dictionary

  • duct of wharton — Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after Thomas Wharton died 1673 English anatomist : wharton s duct …   Useful english dictionary

  • duct — A tubular structure giving exit to the secretion of a gland or organ, capable of conducting fluid. SEE ALSO: canal. SYN: ductus [TA]. [L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead] aberrant ducts SYN: aberrant ductules, under ductule …   Medical dictionary

  • Wharton duct jelly (gelatin) — Whar·ton duct, jelly (gelatin) (hworґtən) [Thomas Wharton, English physician and anatomist, 1614–1673] see ductus submandibularis, and see under jelly …   Medical dictionary

  • Wharton — Thomas, English anatomist and physician, 1614–1673. See W. duct, W. jelly …   Medical dictionary

  • Wharton duct — ductus submandibularis …   Medical dictionary

  • Submandibular duct — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = ductus submaxillaris GraySubject = 241 GrayPage = 1135 Caption = Dissection, showing salivary glands of right side. (Labeled as submaxillary duct , but is identified as submandibular duct in newer sources.) …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas Wharton (disambiguation) — Thomas Wharton or Warton may refer to:*Thomas Wharton, 1st Baron Wharton (1495 1568), English nobleman *Thomas Wharton, 2nd Baron Wharton (1520 1572), English nobleman *Thomas Wharton, 1st Marquess of Wharton (1648 1715), English nobleman and… …   Wikipedia