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Glands

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What do glands do? They secrete something
What is glandular epithelium? It lines or covers glands
What are the 3 types of glands? Exocrine, endocrine, mixed glands
Describe exocrine glands They release their products through ducts to the surface; examples: sweat glands, saliva glands, exocrine pancreas (digestive enzymes) (think - exo - exit - exit through ducts)
Describe endocrine glands They release their products directly into the bloodstream (e.g. insulin, glucagon); examples: pituitary gland, testis, ovaries, endocrine pancreas, hypothalamus (think endo - into - into the blood)
What are mixed glands? Has functions of both endocrine and exocrine glands; example: pancreas
What is secretion? The contents of the cell are released
What are the 3 modes of secretion? Holocrine, eccrine, and apocrine
What is holocrine secretion? The cell is destroyed in the process, replaced by new cells from beneath; examples: sebaceous glands (oil) of the skin (think holo - whole - whole cell destroyed)
What is eccrine secretion? The cell remains intact; examples: salivary glands, sweat glands, exocrine glands of pancreas
What is apocrine secretion? The apex pinches off and is repaired afterwards; examples: milk secretion from the mammary glands (think - apo - apex)
Created by: debmurph