Exocrine gland

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Exocrine glands are glands that secrete substances onto an epithelial surface by way of a duct.wikipedia
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Duct (anatomy)

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Exocrine glands are glands that secrete substances onto an epithelial surface by way of a duct.
In anatomy and physiology, a duct is a circumscribed channel leading from an exocrine gland or organ.

Gland

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Exocrine glands are glands that secrete substances onto an epithelial surface by way of a duct.
A gland is a group of cells in an animal's body that synthesizes substances (such as hormones) for release into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).

Mammary gland

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Examples of exocrine glands include sweat, salivary, mammary, ceruminous, lacrimal, sebaceous, and mucous.
A mammary gland is an exocrine gland in humans and other mammals that produces milk to feed young offspring.

Lacrimal gland

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Examples of exocrine glands include sweat, salivary, mammary, ceruminous, lacrimal, sebaceous, and mucous.
In human physiology, the lacrimal glands are paired, almond-shaped exocrine glands, one for each eye, that secrete the aqueous layer of the tear film.

Epithelium

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Exocrine glands are glands that secrete substances onto an epithelial surface by way of a duct.
Other epithelial cells line the insides of the lungs, the gastrointestinal tract, the reproductive and urinary tracts, and make up the exocrine and endocrine glands.

Pancreas

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The liver and pancreas are both exocrine and endocrine glands; they are exocrine glands because they secrete products—bile and pancreatic juice—into the gastrointestinal tract through a series of ducts, and endocrine because they secrete other substances directly into the bloodstream.
The pancreas is a heterocrine gland, having both an endocrine and a digestive exocrine function.

Merocrine

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Merocrine (or eccrine) is a term used to classify exocrine glands and their secretions in the study of histology.

Apocrine

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Apocrine is a term used to classify exocrine glands in the study of histology.

Endocrine gland

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Exocrine glands are one of two types of glands in the human body, the other being endocrine glands, which secrete their products directly into the bloodstream.
The pancreas, located in the abdomen, below and behind the stomach, is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland.

Holocrine

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Holocrine is a term used to classify the mode of secretion in exocrine glands in the study of histology.

Esophageal gland

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They are a small compound racemose exocrine glands of the mucous type.

Salivary gland

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Examples of exocrine glands include sweat, salivary, mammary, ceruminous, lacrimal, sebaceous, and mucous.
The salivary glands in mammals are exocrine glands that produce saliva through a system of ducts.

Sebaceous gland

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Examples of exocrine glands include sweat, salivary, mammary, ceruminous, lacrimal, sebaceous, and mucous.
Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair of mammals.

Meibomian gland

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Meibomian glands (often written with a small "m" and also called tarsal glands) are holocrine type exocrine glands, along the rims of the eyelid inside the tarsal plate.

Acinus

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The berry-shaped termination of an exocrine gland, where the secretion is produced, is acinar in form, as is the alveolar sac containing multiple alveoli in the lungs.

Submandibular gland

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Like other exocrine glands, the submandibular gland can be classified by the microscopic anatomy of its secretory cells and how they are arranged.

Perspiration

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Examples of exocrine glands include sweat, salivary, mammary, ceruminous, lacrimal, sebaceous, and mucous.

Ceruminous gland

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Examples of exocrine glands include sweat, salivary, mammary, ceruminous, lacrimal, sebaceous, and mucous.

Circulatory system

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Exocrine glands are one of two types of glands in the human body, the other being endocrine glands, which secrete their products directly into the bloodstream.

Liver

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The liver and pancreas are both exocrine and endocrine glands; they are exocrine glands because they secrete products—bile and pancreatic juice—into the gastrointestinal tract through a series of ducts, and endocrine because they secrete other substances directly into the bloodstream.

Bile

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The liver and pancreas are both exocrine and endocrine glands; they are exocrine glands because they secrete products—bile and pancreatic juice—into the gastrointestinal tract through a series of ducts, and endocrine because they secrete other substances directly into the bloodstream.

Pancreatic juice

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The liver and pancreas are both exocrine and endocrine glands; they are exocrine glands because they secrete products—bile and pancreatic juice—into the gastrointestinal tract through a series of ducts, and endocrine because they secrete other substances directly into the bloodstream.

Gastrointestinal tract

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The liver and pancreas are both exocrine and endocrine glands; they are exocrine glands because they secrete products—bile and pancreatic juice—into the gastrointestinal tract through a series of ducts, and endocrine because they secrete other substances directly into the bloodstream.

Tubular gland

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