Glandular epithelium

Glandular epithelium - Glandularepithelium .For example,...

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Glandular epithelium forms two kinds of glands: Endocrine glands  secrete  hormones  directly into the bloodstream. For  example, the thyroid gland secretes the hormone thyroxin into the  bloodstream, where it is distributed throughout the body, stimulating an  increase in the metabolic rate of body cells. Exocrine glands  secrete their substances into tubes, or ducts, which carry  the secretions to the epithelial surface. Examples of secretions include  sweat, saliva, milk, stomach acid, and digestive enzymes. Exocrine glands are classified according to their structure (see Figure 2): Unicellular or multicellular describes a single-celled gland or a gland made  of many cells, respectively. A multicellular gland consists of a group of  secretory cells and a duct through which the secretions pass as they exit the  gland. Branched refers to the branching arrangement of secretory cells in the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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