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Search Results for: exocrine glands

Endocrine gland

Definition noun, plural: endocrine glands Any of the ductless glands secreting hormones that are released directly into... Read More

Endocrine system

Definition noun The bodily system consists of the endocrine glands, and is responsible for the production and secretion of... Read More

Exocrine glands

Exocrine gland (Science: anatomy) a gland that secretes its products through ducts or canals, such as sweatglands or mammary... Read More

Scent glands

scent glands exocrine glands in animals which secrete scents which either repel or attract other animals, e.g. Perianal... Read More

Lacrimal gland

Definition noun, plural: lacrimal glands Either of the two almond-shaped glands in the upper lateral part of the orbit and... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,... Read More

Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes

Diffusion Diffusion is essentially the movement of molecules from a region of higher concentration to a region of lower... Read More

Epithelium

An epithelium is a type of animal tissue made up of densely packed cells (called epithelial cells) that rest on a basement... Read More

Apocrine gland

Definition noun, plural: apocrine glands A type of exocrine gland in which the secretory products are released together... Read More

Merocrine gland

Definition noun, plural: merocrine glands A type of exocrine gland in which the secretory products are released without... Read More

Secretion

Definition noun, plural: secretions (1) The physiological process of synthesizing and eventually releasing substances from... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define the epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough... Read More

Areolar gland

Definition noun, plural: areolar glands Any of the sebaceous glands in the areola surrounding the nipple Supplement Areolar... Read More

Cystic fibrosis

Definition noun An autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the gene that encodes for cystic fibrosis... Read More

Salivary gland

salivary gland Any of the saliva-secreting exocrine glands of the oral cavity. Synonym: glandula salivaria. Any of three... Read More

Sebaceous gland

Definition noun, plural: sebaceous glands An exocrine gland secreting sebum that lubricates hair and skin Supplement A... Read More

Involuntary muscle

A muscle act typically either under the control of the will or without conscious control. Muscles that can be controlled at... Read More

Sebum

Definition noun An oily substance produced and secreted by sebaceous gland Supplement Sebum is the substance produced and... Read More

Myoepithelial cell

Definition noun, plural: myoepithelial cells (1) (histology) A slender, spindle-shaped contractile cell forming the thin... Read More