Gland

Gland

(Science: anatomy) organ specialised for secretion by the infolding of an epithelial sheet.

The secretory epithelial cells may either be arranged as an acinus with a duct or as a tubule. Glands from which release occurs to a free epithelial surface are exocrine, those that release product to the circulatory system are endocrine glands.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 4 November 2008, at 06:54. This page has been accessed 13,796 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link