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Tuesday 7 March 2017

gland. Adj. glandular

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Definition: A gland is an organ in an animal’s body that synthesizes substances (such as hormones) for release into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).

Types

- exocrine glands
- endocrine glands

Pathology

- inflammation : adenitis

- glandular tumors

  • benign : adenomas
  • malignant : adenocarcinomas

See also

- glandular epithelium