gastric gland


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gastric gland

Any of the mixed exocrine glands that form the epithelial pockets (pits) in the lining of the stomach; the glands are named for their location, e.g., cardiac glands, fundic glands, pyloric glands. Typically, the neck of the gland secretes mucus, the body of the gland secretes hydrochloric acid, and the base of the gland secretes enzymes and hormones. Synonym: peptic gland; stomach gland
See also: gland

gastric gland

any gland in the stomach wall that produces components of the GASTRIC JUICE.
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But those same enzymes also wreak havoc on cells in the gastric glands where the parasites are snuggled, destroying the glands.
6] Intestinal metaplasia was considered as slight when confined to few gastric glands in one high-power field (HPF) (40x); as moderate when it involved several HPFs; and as marked when the majority of the gastric mucosa was replaced by intestinal-type epithelium.
Antigen sites are characterized by the brown staining in the cytoplasm of epithelial cells in the gastric glands.