exocrine glands


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exocrine glands

Simple glands, such as sweat, sebaceous, or mucous glands which secrete on to a surface. Endocrine glands, by contrast, secrete into the bloodstream.
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The inflammatory process usually involves exocrine glands (lacrimal and salivary), but also other organs and systems can be affected.
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease (IgG4-RD) is the name given to a recently described disorder that presents in soft tissues, often exocrine glands, as mass-forming lesions and in lymph nodes as IgG4-related lymphadenopathy (IgG4-RL).
Solitary bright yellow coxal exocrine glands were found at the base of each thoracic leg (Fig.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder characterized by abnormal secretory function of all exocrine glands.
However, considering the fact that RA is a systemic disease of connective tissue that can affect exocrine glands, we compared our results with results of studies that examined the concentration of NO in the saliva of patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS).
Most patients have exocrine glands involvement, but the clinical presentation is non-specific and diverse ranging from the common "exocrine disease" manifestation of dry eyes and mouth to the less common non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and autoimmune thyroiditis.
The syndrome - unrelated to the cancer he has previously battled against - affects the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva and is a long-standing problem of McPhail's.
Sjogren's syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease in which immune cells attack and destroy the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva.
Also called Sjogren's syndrome, this is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease characterised by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands, leading to diminished glandular secretion.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a disease which affects not only the pancreas but also exocrine glands throughout the entire body that secrete digestive fluids and mucus, including the airways and the intestine.
Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disorder of the exocrine glands with associated lymphocytic infiltrates of the affected glands.