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  Gland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bowman's glands - glands in the olfactory region of the nose.
Montgomery's glands - sebaceous glands of the mammary areola.
Weber's glands - the tubular mucous glands of the tongue.
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 Exocrine gland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Exocrine gland refers to glands that secrete their products and temporarily store their secretions in a duct.
Exocrine glands are named apocrine, holocrine gland, or merocrine gland based on how their product is secreted.
Apocrine gland is often used to refer to the apocrine sweat glands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Exocrine_gland   (161 words)

 AllRefer.com - gland (Anatomy And Physiology) - Encyclopedia
The endocrine glands, e.g., the thyroid, adrenals, and pituitary, produce hormones that are secreted directly into the bloodstream (see endocrine system).
Some glands have dual functions, e.g., the liver, pancreas, ovary, and testis produce both a secretion that is emitted through a duct and a hormone that is taken up by the blood.
There are specialized exocrine glands in the animal world that produce such substances as the shells of bird eggs, spiderwebs, and the cocoons of the silkworm larvae.
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 SIU SOM Histology GI
The cells of exocrine glands are generally arranged into secretory units in the form of acini or tubules (although the liver has a remarkable arrangement of cords).
Structurally, the pancreas is a compound, acinar, serous, exocrine gland with scattered islets of endocrine tissue.
The parotid gland has structure and appearance similar to the pancreas (i.e., the pancreas is also a compound, acinar, serous, exocrine gland).
www.siumed.edu /~dking2/erg/glands.htm   (2582 words)

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The major endocrine characteristics of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands, the adrenal glands, the pancreas, the ovaries and testes, the pineal gland, and the thymus are described in detail.
The thyroid gland is innervated by postganglionic fibers from the superior and middle cervical sympathetic ganglia; the preganglionic fibers of these ganglia emerge from the second through seventh thoracic segments of the spinal cord.
The parathyroid glands are innervated by the thyroid branches of cervical sympathetic ganglia.
www.angelo.edu /faculty/cadkins/AnatLOch23.doc   (2579 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for gland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It is sometimes called the master gland of the body because all the other endocrine glands depend on its secretions for stimulation (see endocrine system).
In humans, sebaceous glands are primarily found in association with hair follicles but also occur in hairless areas of the skin, except for the palms of the hand and soles of the feet.
Role of digestive gland in the energetic metabolism of Penaeus setiferus.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/05133.html   (586 words)

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Serous and Mucous Exocrine Secretory Cells: In general, the secretory cells of the liver, pancreas, and parotid gland are exclusively serous, while the submandibular and sublingual glands contain a mixture of serous and mucous cells (see Chapter 4).
Intercalated ducts are the smallest ducts in a gland, with a narrow lumen that is continuous with the lumen of the acini.
Structure and Location: These exocrine glands occur in all thin skin, most often in association with hair follicles into which their ducts empty, but are most numerous in the skin of the face, forehead, and scalp.
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The liver, pancreas and salivary glands are glands intimately associated with the anatomy and function of the digestive tract.
The parotid glands are primarily composed of serous cells forming a typical branched acinar gland structure.
Exocrine pancreatic secretion is continuous, but the rate is regulated primarily by the parasympathetic stimulation from the vagus nerve and by two hormones, secretin and cholecystokinin.
www.sacs.ucsf.edu /home/cooper/Anat118/GI-Glands/lvrpancsaliv.htm   (4576 words)

 Glands of the Digestive System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The exocrine portion of the gland synthesizes many proteases, lipases, and nucleases that are released by the serous cells into intercalated ducts, then into inter-lobular ducts and out of the organ for final release into the duodenum.
The liver is a unique structure in that it has exocrine function in terms of bile processing and secretion, endocrine function in terms of synthesis and secretion of serum proteins, and metabolite processing in terms of further processing of adsorbed glucose, amino acids, fatty acids, and detoxification of substances.
The gland is mostly a mucous gland with scattered serous acini and demilumes.
anatomy.iupui.edu /courses/histo_D502/Lab.12.dig.glands.f01.html   (2295 words)

 SIU SOM Histology GI
Although most glands give the appearance of being "solid" tissue, their epithelial nature is expressed by the organization of their cells, with each cell attached laterally to its neighbors.
In most glands, the secretory cells are organized into secretory units, which are described according to their shape as tubules, acini, or cords.
Other tubular glands include gastric glands (in the lining of the stomach), uterine glands, and various mucous glands of the GI system.
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 Gland - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Humans have a large variety of glands, from the pituitary gland in the brain, to sweat glands over the body's skin that release perspiration to regulate the body's temperature.
Other well known glands include the adrenal glands, the prostate gland, the thyroid gland, the pineal gland, the thymus and mammary gland.
Two other paired glands are the parotid glands and submandibular glands, both involved in saliva production.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Gland   (209 words)

 exocrine - Search Results - MSN Encarta
- relating to external secretion glands: relating to exocrine glands or their secretions.
as part of the endocrine system, as part of the pancreas, comparison with endocrine glands, diseases and disorders of exocrine glands, secretions
Endocrine organs are sometimes called ductless glands because they have no ducts connecting them to specific body parts.
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sebaceous gland - sebaceous gland, gland in the skin of mammals that secretes an oily substance called sebum.
thymus gland - thymus gland, mass of glandular tissue located in the neck or chest of most vertebrate animals.
pituitary gland - pituitary gland, small oval endocrine gland that lies at the base of the brain.
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 In vivo and in vitro induction of c-fos in avian exocrine salt gland cells -- Hildebrandt et al. 275 (4): C951 -- AJP - ...
In vivo and in vitro induction of c-fos in avian exocrine salt gland cells -- Hildebrandt et al.
Proteins extracted from nasal gland tissue of naive and osmotically stressed ducklings were separated on 10% SDS gels (15 µg protein/lane), blotted onto nitrocellulose membrane, and probed with polyclonal antisera against mammalian Fos and Jun proteins.
Nasal gland tissue slices were cultured for 2 h in serum-free medium in absence (control, Con) or presence of 500 µmol/l carbachol (Cch), 100 µmol/l atropine (Atrop), or 5 µmol/l actinomycin D (ActD).
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 Epithelium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The classification of the muticellular exocrine glands is based upon the presence or absence of branching in the duct system and the morphology of the secretory portion of the gland.
Morphologically, the secretory units of the multicellular glands may be tubular, alveolar, acinar, or saccular.
The supporting connective tissue of the glands such as the capsule or the septa constitute the stroma of the gland.
www.usc.edu /hsc/dental/ghisto/epi/index-simple.html   (127 words)

 Medical Dictionary: Exocrine gland - WrongDiagnosis.com
Exocrine gland: a gland that secretes externally through a duct
Exocrine gland : gland that secretes its products through ducts or canals, such as sweat glands or mammary glands.
A hierarchical classification of Exocrine gland: The following list attempts to classify Exocrine gland into categories where each line is subset of the next.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /medical/exocrine_gland.htm   (182 words)

 exocrine gland
gland - gland, organ that manufactures chemical substances.
A gland may vary from a single cell to a...
Experimental evidence that ovary and oviducal gland extracts influence male agonistic behavior in squids.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0913255.html   (144 words)

 Endocrine Vs. Exocrine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
known as "ductless" glands are located throughout the body and secrete their chemical regulators called hormones directly into the blood.
known as "ducted" glands because they are glands that secrete tears, sweat, saliva and other prodcuts through a duct or space or onto a body surface not directly into the blood stream.
Many exocrine glands are in the digestive system where they secrete digestive enzymes.
www.ucalgary.ca /~mlnelso/endocrineexocrine.html   (161 words)

 Expression of Melanocortin-5 Receptor in Secretory Epithelia Supports a Functional Role in Exocrine and Endocrine ...
particularly in the exocrine lacrimal and preputial glands (3).
of the MC5-R in exocrine glands of mice (21, 25).
-melanocyte-stimulating hormone and testosterone on the sebaceous, prostate, preputial, harderian and lachrymal glands, seminal vesicles and brown adipose tissue in the hypophysectomized-castrated rat.
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 ☞ surgery - surgery on a prostate gland - surgery on a prostate gland online guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Radical prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the entire prostate gland and some of the surrounding tissues.
Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor that consists of cells from the prostate gland.
The prostate is a male reproductive gland that produces a fluid found in semen.
www.all-surgery.info /prostatesurgery/surgery-on-a-prostate-gland.html   (654 words)

 Cell Biology
Discuss the various mechanisms of secretion by epithelial glands and be able to give an example of merocrine, apocrine, and holocrine glands.
Describe and classify exocrine glands according to the shape of their secretory units and the arrangement duct system.
Distinguish between the various salivary glands: parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands based upon the percentage of serous and mucous cells present in these glands.
www.mc.vanderbilt.edu /histology/index.php?page=glandularepithelium   (298 words)

 Symptom Research-Dry Mouth and Salivary Gland Dysfunction: Sjogren's Syndrome
Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune exocrinopathy characterized by complaints of dry mouth and eyes, diminished exocrine gland function, and evidence of systemic autoimmunity.
The estimated prevalence of Sjögren's syndrome in the United States is 2-4 million persons, 90% of whom are women (Carsons, 2001).
Establishing a diagnosis is important, not just to prevent complications associated with exocrine dysfunction, but also to monitor carefully for lymphoma.
painconsortium.nih.gov /symptomresearch/chapter_27/sec6/cpfs6pg1.htm   (244 words)

 Patch Clamp on the Luminal Membrane of Exocrine Gland Acini from Frog Skin (Rana esculenta) Reveals the Presence of ...
For patch clamp on the luminal side of the gland cells, the intact glands were microdissected from the serosal side using
of the gland acinus to the duct and therefore to the epithelium
Chloride channels in the luminal membrane of the rectal gland of the dogfish (Squalus acanthias).
www.jgp.org /cgi/content/full/112/1/19   (6402 words)

 Study Guide
The Mammary Gland, Chapter 33, Bloom and Fawcett.
As you go through each gland, identify the following: (You can make a table if that is helpful.) 1) Different hormones produced, 2) the chemistry of each hormone (steroid, amine, peptide or protein), 3) the cell type involved (where it is located and its distinguishing features).
The Adrenal Glands, Chapter 20, Bloom and Fawcett.
cellbio.utmb.edu /microanatomy/endocrines/glands_study.htm   (913 words)

 Destruction of the epithelium of an exocrine gland in the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of cancer (US5763415)
Destruction of the epithelium of an exocrine gland in the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of cancer
The present invention provides prophylactic and therapeutic methods of treating the ductal epithelium of an exocrine gland, in particular a mammary gland, for disease, in particular cancer.
The methods comprise contacting the ductal epithelium of the exocrine gland with an epithelium-destroying agent, preferably by ductal cannulation, so as to realize a prophylactic or therapeutic effect.
www.delphion.com /details?pn10=US05763415   (609 words)

 eMedicine - Cystic Fibrosis : Article Excerpt by: Girish Sharma, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
CF is a disease of exocrine gland function, involving multiple organ systems and chiefly resulting in chronic respiratory infections, pancreatic enzyme insufficiency, and associated complications in untreated patients.
Resultant reduced height of epithelial lining fluid and decreased hydration of mucus results in mucus that is stickier to bacteria, which results in infection and inflammation.
For individuals with CF, the lungs are normal in utero, at birth, and after birth, before the onset of infection and inflammation (except possibly for the presence of dilated submucosal gland ducts in the airways).
www.emedicine.com /ped/byname/cystic-fibrosis.htm   (607 words)

 exocrine gland - OneLook Dictionary Search
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