Harderian gland


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Harderian gland

[här′dir·ē·ən ‚gland]
(vertebrate zoology)
An accessory lacrimal gland associated with lower eyelid structures in all vertebrates except land mammals.
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A RATS' eyes contain the harderian gland that secretes porphyrins, known as "red tears", in response to stress.
The NTP studied the effects of acrylonitrile given to mice by gavage and found clear evidence of carcinogenic activity in the forestomach and harderian gland of the eye for both males and females.
Differential diagnoses for exophthalmos include retrobulbar neoplasia, pituitary adenoma or hyperplasia, Harderian gland adenoma, (1) and nonneoplastic masses (eg, abscesses).