exocrine gland


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exocrine gland

(ĕk`səkrən): see glandgland,
organ that manufactures chemical substances. A gland may vary from a single cell to a complex system of tubes that unite and open onto a surface through a duct. The endocrine glands, e.g.
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Exocrine Gland

 

in animals and humans, a gland that secretes the substances it forms through ducts onto the surface of the body or of mucous membranes or into a cavity. Exocrine glands include the sebaceous, salivary, sweat, mammary, lacrimal, and musk glands, as well as the liver, glands of the gastrointestinal tract, and other glands that release secretions into the alimentary canal.

exocrine gland

[′ek·sə·krən ‚gland]
(physiology)
A structure whose secretion is passed directly or by ducts to its exterior surface, or to another surface which is continuous with the external surface of the gland.

exocrine gland

Med any gland, such as a salivary or sweat gland, that secretes its products through a duct onto an epithelial surface
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VAMP8 is one of the soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor (SNARE) proteins, which are required when exocrine glands release secretory granules [7].
Sjogren's syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder of the exocrine glands characterized by inflammation and lymphocytic infiltrates of the affected glands [29].
Lead scientist Dr Takashi Tsuji, from the RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology, said: "Up until now, artificial skin development has been hampered by the fact that the skin lacked the important organs, such as hair follicles and exocrine glands, which allow the skin to play its important role in regulation.
According to Takashi Tsuji of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, who led the study, "Up until now, artificial skin development has been hampered by the fact that the skin lacked the important organs, such as hair follicles and exocrine glands, which allow the skin to play its important role in regulation.
Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the exocrine glands and is one of the three most common autoimmune diseases in the US.
Sjogren syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands. (1) It affects the oral cavity by way of xerostomia, dysphagia, progressive dental caries, fungal infections, and oral pain.
It is characterized by dryness of the eyes (xerophtalmia) and mouth (xerostomia) due to lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands (1).
The inflammatory process usually involves exocrine glands (lacrimal and salivary), but also other organs and systems can be affected.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder characterized by abnormal secretory function of all exocrine glands. Clinical symptoms vary with the severity of the disease and according to the organs involved, but the most common ones are pathological lung changes mainly presented as chronic infections.
Sjogren's syndrome is a serious and chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by inflammation in the exocrine glands such as the salivaryand lacrimal glands [12], leading to xerostomia (dry mouth) and xerophthalmia (dry eyes).