exocrine glands


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Related to exocrine glands: Endocrine glands, Exocrine system

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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In general, defensive exocrine glands of arthropods produce and store liquid secretions, or at least, also contain solvents (diverse short-chain compounds) in which solid (or long-chain) compounds are dissolved.
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.
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.
2) It is an autosomal-recessive condition that results in dysfunction of the exocrine glands.
But perhaps this should not be surprising because both the ceruminous glands and the breasts are exocrine glands.
Studies demonstrate that the drug works by stimulating the exocrine glands, including the salivary glands, to increase their activity.