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Glandular epithelium

Hole's Ch. 5--Glandular epithelium

Glandular epithelium is composed of composed of cells that are specialized to produce and secrete substances into ducts or into body fluids.
Exocrine glands secrete their products into ducts that open onto dome internal or external surface
Endocrine glands secrete their products into tissue fluid or blood
goblet cell An example of a unicellular exocrine gland
Multicellular exocrine glands are divided into simple and compound glands
A simple gland has an unbranched duct
a compound gland has a branched duct
Tubular glands glands that consist of epithelial-lined tubes
Alveolar glands glands whose terminal portions from saclike dilations
Merocrine glands release fluids by exocytosis (without loss of cytoplasm)
Apocrine glands release small portions of their glandular cell bodies
Holocrine glands release entire cells
The secretion of a serous cell is watery and has a high concentration of enzymes
The secretion of a mucous cell mucus
Created by: csims1