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Figure 2. Exocrine glands can be classified as simple or compound with either a tubular or alveolar  structure. Exocrine glands are also classified according to their function (see Figure 3):  In merocrine glands, secretions pass through the cell membranes of the secretory  cells (exocytosis). For example, goblet cells of the trachea release mucus via exocytosis. In apocrine glands, a portion of the cell containing secretions is released as it 
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Unformatted text preview: separates from the rest of the cell. For example, the apical portion of lactiferous glands release milk in this manner. In holocrine glands, entire secretory cells disintegrate and are released along with their contents. For example, sebaceous glands release sebum to lubricate the skin in this manner. Figure 3. Exocrine glands can be classified according to their function....
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