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Glands Ch 6

Endocrine & Exocrine Glands

What are the two different types of glands? Endocrine glands & exocrine glands.
Endorine glands are... ductless; secrete hormones into the blood.
Exocrine glands are... secrete their products either onto the apical surface of the cell or ducts for transport to the free surface.
What are the two structural classificaions of glands? Unicellular or multicellular.
Unicellular glands are... best described as goblet cells; which secretes its product directly onto the free surface of many epithelia.
Multicellular glands are... a secreting organ found deep to the free surface and attatched to it via a duct.
What are two structures of the duct? Simple and compound.
What are the three shapes of the secretory part? Tubular, alveolar, and tubuloalveolar.
What are the two relationships between duct and secretory portion? Simple and branched.
What is Holocrine secretion? The cells accumulate secretory product in their cytosol, die, and are discharged with their contents as secretion.
What is Merocrine secretion? Cells form a secretory product, store it in the cytoplasm in secretory vesicles, and release it by exocytosis.
What is Apocrine secretion? Vesicles with product accumulate in the apical portion of the cells. That portion pinches off from the rest of the cell to form the secretion.
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