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60 Examples of Exocrine Glands

The exocrine glands are a group of cells that work together and especially in the secretion of substances in different parts of the human body, they can be enzymes , hormones, lipids and mucous substances; Unlike endocrines that secrete substances directly into the blood, exocrines use a conduit to fulfill their function.

The “external secretion glands” , among the best known are the salivary glands, which are responsible for secreting saliva in the oral cavity to help digestion of food , sweat glands and those found in the intestines are also well known and the stomach.

60 Examples of Exocrine Glands

  1. Cup cells
  2. Paneth cells
  3. Gastric main cells
  4. Coccygeal gland
  5. Bartolino’s gland
  6. Duverney gland
  7. Rivini’s gland
  8. Suzanne’s gland
  9. Mammary gland
  10. Gland or Ganglion of Luschka
  11. Parotid gland
  12. Prostate gland
  13. Sublingual gland
  14. Submandibular gland
  15. Bulbourethral glands
  16. Bartholin’s glands
  17. Bauhin glands
  18. Boerhaave glands
  19. Bowman’s glands
  20. Brunner glands
  21. Ciaccio glands
  22. Cobelli’s glands
  23. Cowper’s glands
  24. Ebner glands
  25. Fränkel glands
  26. Gley’s glands
  27. Glands of Guérin
  28. Henle’s glands
  29. Huguier’s glands
  30. Krause glands
  31. Lieberkuhn glands
  32. Littré’s glands
  33. Mery’s glands
  34. Moll’s glands
  35. Montgomery glands
  36. Morgagni glands
  37. Naboth glands
  38. Peyer’s glands
  39. Sandstroem glands
  40. Sigmund’s glands
  41. Skene glands
  42. Tiedmann glands
  43. Wasmann glands
  44. Weber glands
  45. Glands of Zeis
  46. Duodenal glands
  47. Esophageal glands
  48. Accessory tear glands
  49. Anterior lingual glands
  50. Mammary glands
  51. Meibomian glands
  52. Olfactory glands
  53. Pyloric glands
  54. Salivary glands
  55. Sebaceous glands
  56. Apocrine sweat glands
  57. Eccrine sweat glands
  58. Vulvovaginal glands
  59. Glomus coccygeum
  60. Liver
  61. Pancreas
  62. Parathyroid

Classification of Exocrine Glands

  • Unicellular exocrine glands: They are those that are composed of a single cell which have the specific function of secreting chemicals, in turn they do their work interspersed with other cells such as epithelial cells, for many this type cannot be considered as exocrine because it does not they have ducts and tend to secrete their chemicals directly into body cavities.
  • Multicellular exocrine glands: They are made up of an invagination of an epithelial sheet, said sheet develops in the lower part of the tissues so that it can form a kind of duct which in turn can be simple or compound.

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