exocrine

NOUN
  1. a gland that secretes externally through a duct
ADJECTIVE
  1. of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
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How To Use exocrine In A Sentence

  • Here is a normal pancreatic islet of Langerhans surrounded by normal exocrine pancreatic acinar tissue.
  • Pancreatic exocrine function can help determine if your child is pancreatic insufficient; it can be tested both directly and indirectly. The Pancreas and Alagille Syndrome
  • Anyone, who is even vaguely familiar with gut physiology, by now knows that besides being an exocrine organ (= secreting digestive fluids into the gut lumen), the gut also secretes a vast array of molecules into the blood stream that act at remote areas - simply said, the gut is also an endocrine organ and the term “incretins” is often used to describe the various hormones secreted by the gut. Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Another Gut Hormone Reduces Food Intake
  • Four histologic types are recognized: total, canalicular, exocrine, and endocrine heterotopia.
  • Here is a normal pancreatic islet of Langerhans surrounded by normal exocrine pancreatic acinar tissue.
  • G cells may possess endocrine, paracrine and exocrine functions simultaneously.
  • In a separate but related system, exocrine tissues secrete their products into ducts and then to the outside of the body or to the intestinal tract.
  • Pancreatic juice, an exocrine secretion, is vital for digestion.
  • The committee had questions about the degree of efficacy of liprotamase and recommended that additional studies be conducted prior to considering approval for the condition known as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Merck Discontinues Study of Experimental Anticlotting Drug: Biotech's Latest Troubles - Seeking Alpha
  • Sjogren's syndrome "targets and destroys over time the exocrine glands responsible for tear production and saliva -- and is characterized by dryness of the mouth and eyes," said Dr. Michael Belmont, an associate professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at NYU Langone Medical Center and medical director for Hospital for Joint Diseases. Why Sjogren's syndrome caused Williams to quit U.S. open
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