exocrine gland


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ex·o·crine gland

a gland from which secretions reach a free surface of the body, frequently through ducts.

exocrine gland

n.
A gland, such as a sebaceous gland or sweat gland, that releases its secretions to the body's cavities, organs, or surface through a duct.

exocrine gland

a gland that discharges its secretions through ducts opening on internal or external surfaces of the body. An example is the lacrimal gland. See also gland.

ex·o·crine gland

(ek'sō-krin gland)
A gland from which secretions reach a free surface of the body by ducts.

exocrine gland

any gland occurring in animals, the secretions of which are drained by ducts. An example is the salivary gland. Compare ENDOCRINE.
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Medications stimulating the exocrine glands are administered when the salivary glands are only partially impaired [13].
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disorder of the exocrine glands, and it causes the glands to produce abnormally thick secretions and mucus.
He described a pair of exocrine glands embedded in the subepithelial connective tissue of the ventro-lateral peristomium under the fold of the collar in Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel, 1923) (as Mercierella).
In the case of exocrine glands, cells secrete their products into ducts which carry secretions to a free surface (either internal or external).
This dysfunction of the exocrine glands leads to a broad, and confusing, set of clinical manifestations.
Inorganic mercury has been shown to accumulate in exocrine glands, and saliva is also one excretion pathway for inorganic mercury (Joselow 1968).
Analysis of human sodium iodide symporter immunoreactivity in human exocrine glands.
Inflammation of the exocrine glands, the common denominator of Sjogren's syndrome, most obviously affects the eyes, mouth, and vagina, Dr.
Inflammation of the exocrine glands, the common denominator of Sjorgen's syndrome, most obviously affects the eyes, mouth, and vagina, said Dr.
Patients diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) exhibit alterations in the function of exocrine glands involving primarily the lungs, pancreas, and sweat glands (Lewis, Heitkemper, & Dirkson, 2004).
It effects the mucus-secreting glands of the lungs, pancreas and other exocrine glands.