TITLE

Gland

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Gland, a cell, tissue, or organ that secretes substances that are used elsewhere in the body or are discharged from the body. To secrete is to form and expel a substance called a secretion. Sweat is an example of a secretion. It is formed and expelled by sweat glands. The glands of animals, including humans, usually get their raw materials from the blood. They discharge their secretions either into the bloodstream or into another organ or through the surface of the body.
ACCESSION #
37309450

 

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