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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[29.] Rebolledo IM, Vial JD (1979) Fine structure of the oxynticopeptic cell in the gastric glands of Elasmobranch species (Halaelurus chilensis).
A, Multiphoton microscopy image shows architecture of typical columnar epithelium in gastric cardia with gastric glands ([less than or equal to] 60 m depth).
Wen, "Microscopic and ultramicroscopic studies on gastric gland cells of several freshwater fishes," Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica, vol.
Near the junction of the nonglandular part and glandular part, the stratified squamous epithelium (arrow) gradually thickened and the gastric glands (G) abruptly appeared.
In addition, we noted obvious VacA/HP positivity in the lumen of gastric glands and the gastric lumen.
(g) Manuka honey (2.5 gm/kg) showed marked increase in PAS reactive substance extending down along gastric glands (black arrows).
Herbal formula of these supplements supports functions of gastric glands which produce pepsin and support enzyme activities that help in digestion.
Spirochetes in the gastric glands of macacus rhesus and of man without related diseases.
Semiquantitative immunohistomorphological microscopic analysis was performed by estimation intensity of all GLP-1R immunostained glandular cells in each animal specimen by counting minimum 100 immunostained cells separately in each area (neck, mid, and bottom) of gastric glands. Level of GLP-1 immunostaining intensity was estimated by a progressive scale: 0 = negative staining (background level), 1 = mild staining, 2 = moderate staining, 3 = marked staining, and 4 = strong staining.
On the other hand, Figure 2 showed histopathological study of six groups that indicated the following: (a) normal control, (b) nontreated control "cotton pellet induced granuloma" that showed moderate degeneration of gastric glands, (c) treated group with indomethacin (10 mg/kg) that caused the wide spread necrosis of gastric glands, (d) treated group with C.
Colonization of the mucosa by the bacterium leads to chronic inflammation and loss of gastric glands responsible for the production of acid, leading to an atrophic gastritis.