Exocrine Glands - tissue Exocrine Glands * multicellular...

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tissue Exocrine Glands * multicellular exocrine glands can also be classed according to the means by which they discharge the secretory product * merocrine- products secreted by exocytosis through the cell membrane (salivary,pancreatic and certain sweat glands) * apocrine- a portion of the cell is pinched off and discharged with the secretions (mammary and certain sweat glands) * holocrine- the entire cell is discharged along with the secretory product (sebaceous glands of the skin) Endocrine Glands * merocrine type glands that secrete their contents into the extracellular fluid where they diffuse into the blood * are always hormones- chemical products that regulate various physiological activities * pituitary, thyroid, adrenals. ...etc. Connective Tissue Most abundant tissue in the body * binds, supports, and strengthens body tissues General Features * consist of there basic elements * ground substance, cells, and fibers * usually does not occur on free surfaces (coverings or linings) *
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