cardiac gland


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cardiac gland

[′kärd·ē‚ak ‚gland]
(anatomy)
Any of the mucus-secreting, compound tubular structures near the esophagus or in the cardia of the stomach of vertebrates; capable of secreting digestive enzymes.
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The cardiac glands, which were curved branch tubular glands, as same as other ruminants, belonged to mucous glands that mainly secrete mucus.
In this study, it was found that the distribution of endocrine cells was the most in the pylorus gland, the more in the fundic gland, and the less in the cardiac glands. So the pyloric gland may be a key position existing a variety of endocrine cells, including EC cells.