duodenal glands


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duodenal glands

[dü¦äd·ən·əl ′glanz]
(anatomy)
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Canine Brunner's glands are rich, and the unit cavity that secretes mucus is large and lined with tall columnar cells; feline villi are long, and rich Brunner's glands enter the muscularis mucosa and divide into many independent lobules; equine Brunner's glands are both mucoid and serous, but the secretory cavity is very small; the porcine duodenal gland also extends a significant length in the jejunum (Huang, 1990; William and Chen, 2007; Wang, 2002).
INTRODUCTION: Brunner's glands (or duodenal glands) are compound tubular submucosal glands found in that portion of the duodenum which is above the hepatopancreatic sphincter (Sphincter of Oddi).
Brunner's glands are duodenal glands localized predominantly in the submucosa of proximal duodenum.