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Glandulae duodenales

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Glandulae duodenales --> duodenal glands

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 neutralise gastric juice.

Synonym: glandulae duodenales, brunners glands, wepfers glands.