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What is a gland?
Surface epithelial cells that have penetrated CT to form secretory units
What is the stroma?
Supportive CT around gland
What is a simple gland?
Ducts do not branch
What is a complex gland?
Ducts branch
What is a tubular vs. alveolar (acinar) gland?
Tubular - shaped like a tube
Acinar - shaped like a grape
What characterizes mucous glands?
Secrete GP mucin
What characterizes serous glands?
Secrete enzyme-rich watery fluid
What characterizes mixed glands?
Both mucous and srous. Cells at base: SEROUS DEMILUNES