duodenal glands


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Related to duodenal glands: Gastric glands, intestinal crypts

du·o·de·nal glands

[TA]
small, branched, coiled tubular glands that occur mostly in the submucosa of the first third of the duodenum; they secrete human epidermal growth factor (urogastrone) as well as an alkaline mucoid substance that neutralizes gastric juice.

du·o·de·nal glands

(dū'ō-dē'năl glandz) [TA]
Small, branched, coiled tubular glands that occur mostly in the submucosa of the first third of the duodenum; they secrete an alkaline mucoid substance that serves to neutralize gastric juice.
Synonym(s): Brunner glands.

Brunner,

Johann C., Swiss anatomist, 1653-1727.
Brunner gland hamartoma
Brunner glands - small glands that secrete a substance that neutralizes gastric juice. Synonym(s): duodenal glands

Wepfer,

Johann J., 1620-1695.
Wepfer glands - small, branched, coiled tubular glands in the duodenum that secrete an alkaline mucoid substance that serves to neutralize gastric juice. Synonym(s): duodenal glands