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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Weaker staining has also been observed in other normal human tissues, including renal tubules, exocrine glands and ducts in the pancreas, follicular epithelium in the thyroid, mammary gland ducts, and parietal cells in the stomach, as well as other neoplasms, such as large cell carcinoma of the lung and renal cell, pancreatic, breast, thyroid, colorectal, and ovarian carcinomas.
Exocrine glands of arthropods producing the latter types of pheromones, however, typically exhibit a glandular organization distinctly different from opilionid "allomonal"-type scent glands (e.
Sjogren syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands.
Salagen Tablets stimulate the exocrine glands, including the salivary glands, to increase their moisture-producing activity.
For example, muscarinic receptors in smooth muscle regulate cardiac contractions, gut motility and bronchial constriction, whereas muscarinic receptors in exocrine glands stimulate gastric acid secretion, salivation and lacrimation.
Sjogren's syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder that manifests as a lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands, particularly the salivary and lacrimal glands.
CF is an inherited disease of the exocrine glands, and primarily affects the gastrointestinal and respiratory systems.
Because water normally follows sodium passively, the resulting decrease in water secretion by the exocrine glands produces very thick and dry mucus, which blocks ducts and glandular drainage in the lungs.
Cystic fibrosis is a chronic, inherited disease of the exocrine glands that affects children and young adults.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a hereditary, life-limiting disease that affects the body's exocrine glands which produce mucus, saliva, sweat and tears.
2) It is an autosomal-recessive condition that results in dysfunction of the exocrine glands.