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Wepfers glands

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Wepfer's glands --> 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, brunner's glands, wepfer's glands.