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Palatine Glands

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2015

The palatine glands are in the back of the mouth, on both sides of the tongue and closely associated with the palate. These masses of lymphatic tissue are also called palatine tonsils, or sometimes just tonsils. These structures lie beneath the lining of the mouth and, like other lymphatic tissues, they help to protect the body against infections. These are common sites of infection; when they become Continue Scrolling To Read More Below...

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Continued From Above... inflamed, the condition is called tonsillitis.