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Search Results for: salivary gland

Salivary gland

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

Endocrine gland

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

Merocrine gland

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

Saliva

Definition noun The secretion from the salivary glands Supplement The saliva is a viscid, watery fluid that is secreted from... 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

Myoepithelial cell

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

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

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

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Stratified cuboidal epithelium

Definition noun, plural: stratified cuboidal epithelia A type of stratified epithelium in which the topmost layer is made up... Read More

Aldosterone

Definition noun, plural: aldosterones A mineralocorticoid with a chemical formula of C21H28O5, and controls salt and water... Read More

Cuboidal epithelium

Definition noun, plural: cuboidal epithelia An epithelial tissue comprised of cuboidal epithelial cells, and is involved in... Read More

Stratified columnar epithelium

A stratified columnar epithelium (plural: stratified columnar epithelia) is a type of stratified epithelium in which the... 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

Simple cuboidal epithelium

Definition noun, plural: simple cuboidal epithelia Simple epithelium composed of cuboidal epithelial cells Supplement A... Read More

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Polytene chromosome

polytene chromosome (Science: cell biology) giant chromosomes produced by the successive replication of homologous pairs of... Read More

Digestive system

Definition noun A system of organs in which the major function is to convert food into simpler, absorbable nutriments to... Read More

Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

Renal Functions Kidneys remove/add substances from/to the plasma. Regulate water concentration, inorganic ion... Read More

Albuminous cell

Albuminous cell --> serous cell a cell, especially of the salivary gland, that secretes a watery or thin albuminous fluid,... Read More

Serous cell

serous cell A cell, especially of the salivary gland, that secretes a watery or thin albuminous fluid, as opposed to a... Read More