cardiac gland

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Related to Cardiac glands: Fundic glands, Pyloric glands, Cardiac region

car·di·ac gland

(kahr'dē-ak gland)
A coiled tubular gland located in the cardiac region of the stomach; secretes primarily mucus.

cardiac gland

A gastric gland in the cardiac region of the stomach.
See also: gland
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In this study, it was found that the distribution of endocrine cells was the most in the pylorus gland, the more in the fundic gland, and the less in the cardiac glands. So the pyloric gland may be a key position existing a variety of endocrine cells, including EC cells.
(B) Upper (a) and lower (b) cardiac gland, reticular fiber (c) and blood vessel (d) in lamina propria of fanclus abomasi.
In the mucosa of the esophagus, glands are found that are similar to those found in the region that histologists call the cardia (cardiac glands), and they have been described in two regions of the organ: one close to the pharynx (between the planes of the cricoid cartilage and the fifth tracheal cartilage) and the other close to the stomach (above the Z-line).