Parotid gland (40X)

Image copyright: Mathias Nordvi, ARR. (Tissue stain: H+E).

This section is from the parotid gland. It is a strictly serous gland with a well developed capsule and septa which gives it a lobulated look.

Within the connective tissue (in the interlobular space), there are large excretory ducts, arteries and veins; both last mentioned structures are filled with blood.