exocrine glands


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exocrine glands

Sweat glands and other glands that release their products through ducts to a surface or cavity. See endocrine glands.
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exocrine glands

n. glándulas exocrinas, glándulas que secretan hormonas a través de un conducto o tubo tal como las mamarias y las sudoríparas.
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The disease mainly affects the exocrine glands and usually presents itself as a persistent dryness of the mouth and eyes, resulting in functional impairment of the lacrimal and salivary glands due to lymphocytic infiltration and a subsequent loss of glandular tissue.
Sjogren syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands.
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease (IgG4-RD) is the name given to a recently described disorder that presents in soft tissues, often exocrine glands, as mass-forming lesions and in lymph nodes as IgG4-related lymphadenopathy (IgG4-RL).
Solitary bright yellow coxal exocrine glands were found at the base of each thoracic leg (Fig.
For example, muscarinic receptors in smooth muscle regulate cardiac contractions, gut motility and bronchial constriction, whereas muscarinic receptors in exocrine glands stimulate gastric acid secretion, salivation and lacrimation.
However, considering the fact that RA is a systemic disease of connective tissue that can affect exocrine glands, we compared our results with results of studies that examined the concentration of NO in the saliva of patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS).
Most patients have exocrine glands involvement, but the clinical presentation is non-specific and diverse ranging from the common "exocrine disease" manifestation of dry eyes and mouth to the less common non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and autoimmune thyroiditis.
The syndrome - unrelated to the cancer he has previously battled against - affects the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva and is a long-standing problem of McPhail's.
Sjogren's syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease in which immune cells attack and destroy the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva.