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exocrine

 [ek´so-krin]
1. secreting externally via a duct.
2. denoting such a gland or its secretion.

ex·o·crine

(ek'sō-krin),
1. Denoting glandular secretion delivered onto the body surface. Synonym(s): eccrine (1)
2. Denoting a gland that secretes outwardly through excretory ducts.
[exo- + G. krinō, to separate]

exocrine

(ĕk′sə-krĭn, -krēn, -krīn′)
adj.
1. Secreting externally, directly or through a duct: exocrine cells.
2. Relating to or produced by an exocrine gland.

exocrine

adjective Referring to a gland with a duct through which its secretions pass—e.g., lacrimal gland, salivary gland.

ex·o·crine

(ek'sō-krin)
1. Denoting glandular secretion delivered to an apical or luminal surface.
Synonym(s): eccrine (1) .
2. Denoting a gland that secretes outwardly through excretory ducts.
[exo- + G. krinō, to separate]

Exocrine

Relating to external secretion glands, such as sweat glands or salivary glands that release a secretion through a duct to the surface of an organ.

ex·o·crine

(ek'sō-krin)
1. Denoting glandular secretion delivered onto the body surface.
2. Denoting a gland that secretes outwardly through excretory ducts.
[exo- + G. krinō, to separate]
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"It was then confirmed that she had exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
(19), which evaluated exocrine function of pancreas in diabetics with poor glycemic control, PS was not correlated with fecal elastase-1 levels.
(5) A number of laboratory tests are available to measure exocrine functions either directly or indirectly.
[26] further found that mRNA and proteins of TR[alpha]1 and TR[beta]1 were detected in islets, while no expression was found in the exocrine pancreas.
For fecal elastase levels, a new cut-off level demonstrating normal pancreas exocrine function should be determined.
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency was diagnosed based on clinical symptoms and laboratory tests (faecal fat index > 10% and faecal elastase activity < 200 [micro]g/g).
Davoli, "Giant mediastinal mature teratoma with increased exocrine pancreatic activity presenting in a young woman: A case report," Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol.
Incidence, demographics, and clinical characteristics of diabetes of the exocrine pancreas (type 3c): A retrospective cohort study.
The diagnosis of solid pseudopapillary tumors on trucut biopsies and excision biopsies poses a great difficulty for the pathologist, as due to their similarity with other endocrine and exocrine pancreatic tumors including pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, Pancreatoblastoma and acinar cell carcinomas.
Our results indicate that the pancreas is divided into two sections: the exocrine and endocrine portion.The exocrine portionis comprised of peripheral gland cells and centroacinar cells; the endocrine portion consists of islet cells.
The rise in blood glucose stimulates the endocrine part of the pancreas to produce insulin (as opposed to the exocrine part which is responsible for digestive enzymes).