cardiac gland


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car·di·ac gland

(kahr'dē-ak gland)
A coiled tubular gland located in the cardiac region of the stomach; secretes primarily mucus.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cardiac gland

A gastric gland in the cardiac region of the stomach.
See also: gland
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The thickness of mucosal layer in pyloric glands were similar as in cardiac glands, which were thicker (367.2-461.5 mm) than in gastric glands.
Following the fundic gland area, the density of the endocrine cells was the least in the cardiac glands area Endocrine cells individually dispersed among gland epithelial cells, occasionally in groups of 3-5.
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).