Brunner glands


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Related to Brunner glands: Duodenal glands

du·o·de·nal glands

[TA]
small, branched, coiled tubular glands that occur mostly in the submucosa of the first third of the duodenum; they secrete human epidermal growth factor (urogastrone) as well as an alkaline mucoid substance that neutralizes gastric juice.

du·o·de·nal glands

(dū'ō-dē'năl glandz) [TA]
Small, branched, coiled tubular glands that occur mostly in the submucosa of the first third of the duodenum; they secrete an alkaline mucoid substance that serves to neutralize gastric juice.
Synonym(s): Brunner glands.

Brunner glands

(brun'er)
[Johann C. Brunner, Swiss anatomist, 1653–1727]
Compound glands of the duodenum and upper jejunum that are similar to the pyloric glands of the stomach. They are embedded in the submucosa and lined with columnar epithelium. They secrete alkaline mucus which neutralizes the hydrochloric acid entering the duodenum from the stomach.
Synonym: duodenal glands

Brunner,

Johann C., Swiss anatomist, 1653-1727.
Brunner gland hamartoma
Brunner glands - small glands that secrete a substance that neutralizes gastric juice. Synonym(s): duodenal glands