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Pyloric glands

Pyloric glands
A pyloric gland, from a section of the stomach .
m. Mouth.
n. Neck.
tr. A deep portion of a tubule cut transversely.
Latin glandulae pyloricae
Gray's subject #247 1166

The pyloric glands are found in the pyloric portion of the stomach.

They consist of two or three short closed tubes opening into a common duct or mouth.

These tubes are wavy, and are about one-half the length of the duct.

The duct is lined by columnar cells, continuous with the epithelium lining the surface of the mucous membrane of the stomach, the tubes by shorter and more cubical cell which are finely granular.

The glands contain mucus cells and G cells that secrete gastrin.

External links

  • eMedicine Dictionary
  • 51_06 - "Pyloric stomach"
  • glands-glands10 "Simple Branched Tubular "
  • MedEd at Loyola Histo/frames/Histo17.html - see slide #12
  • Slide at ou.edu

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