The salivary glands
; a watery
mixture of several secretions that aids in the first stages of digestion.
is continually produced to keep the oral cavity
lubricated for speech and the potential ingestion
of food. Secretion of saliva
can be increased by both simple salivary reflexes
and conditioned salivary reflexes
Simple salivary reflex
Conditioned salivary reflex
Autonomic control of the salivary reflexes
Both branches of the ANS increase salivation, but the saliva
produced under the stimulation
of each branch is different.