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Glands which secrete their products by exocytosis as they are produced

What are merocrine glands?

2

Compound Alveolar

(Mammary Glands)

3

What is an exocrine gland?

Glands which secrete their products directly onto body surfaces or into body cavities

4

What are two important examples of unicellular exocrine glands?

mucous cells and goblet cells

4

What are holocrine glands?

Glands which accumulate their products within them until they rupture

5

Compound Tubuloalveolar

(salivary glands)

7

What is a compound gland?

A gland which has a branched duct

9

Simple Alveolar

(no important example in humans)

10

Simple Branched Alveolar

(Sebaceous glands)

10

Simple Branched Tubular

(stomach glands)

11

If the gland's secretory cells form small flask-like sacs

What makes a gland alveolar?

12

Compound Alveolar

(Mammary Glands)

13

What is mucin?

a complex glycoprotein which dissolves in water when secreted

14

Compound Tubuloalveolar

(salivary glands)

15

mucous cells and goblet cells

What are two important examples of unicellular exocrine glands?

16

What is an endocrine gland?

ductless glands which secrete hormones directly into the extracellular fluid

16

Simple Alveolar

(no important example in humans)

17

Compound Tubular

(Duodenal glands of the small intenstine)

17

a gland which has an unbranched duct

What is a simple gland?

18

Glands which accumulate their products within them until they rupture

What are holocrine glands?

20

What makes a gland tubular?

If the gland's secretory units form tubes

20

Simple Tubular

(Intestinal Glands)

22

Simple Branched Alveolar

(Sebaceous glands)

23

a complex glycoprotein which dissolves in water when secreted

What is mucin?

24

Glands which secrete their products directly onto body surfaces or into body cavities

What is an exocrine gland?

26

a messenger chemical

What is a hormone?

27

A gland which has a branched duct

What is a compound gland?

28

Simple Branched Tubular

(stomach glands)

29

What makes a gland alveolar?

If the gland's secretory cells form small flask-like sacs

30

If the gland's secretory units form tubes

What makes a gland tubular?