Glandular Epithelium

Glandular Epithelium - tissue Glandular Epithelium * a...

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tissue Glandular Epithelium * a gland may consist of one cell or a group of cells highly specialized to secrete substances into ducts, onto surfaces, or into the blood. * Glands are classified as exocrine or endocrine Unicellular Exocrine Glands Goblet Cell * simplest form of exocrine gland; isolated secretory cell in an epithelium * goblet cells are found in the epithelial lining of the intestine and portions of the respiratory tract * goblet cells are goblet-shaped, thin at the basal side and expanded on the apical portion * apical portion of goblet cell is filled with large mucous producing secretory granules Exocrine Glands Two Types * Unicellular- * are single celled glands interspersed within various columnar epithelia * ex. Goblet cell * ductless glands that expel their contents directly onto the surface of the tissue * Multicellular- * composed of numerous secretory cells in addition to cells that form the walls of the ducts * divided into simple or compound *
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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