glands of small intestine


glands of small intestine
see glandulae intestinales.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • intestine — The digestive tube passing from the stomach to the anus. It is divided primarily into the intestinum tenue (small i.) and the intestinum crassum (large i.). SYN: bowel, gut (1), intestinum (1). [L. intestinum] large i. [TA] the portion of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • intestine — bowel; = gut; n. the part of the alimentary canal that extends from the stomach to the anus. It is divided into two main parts – the small intestine and the large intestine. The small intestine is divided into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. It …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • Intestine, small — The tubelike organ that receives the products of digestion from the stomach. It has three parts, the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. The duodenum is rich in glands that produce digestive enzymes, and also receives bile from the liver.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Large intestine — Infobox Anatomy Name = Large intestine Latin = intestinum crassum GraySubject = 249 GrayPage = 1177 Caption = Front of abdomen, showing the large intestine, with the stomach and small intestine in dashed outline. Caption2 = Front of abdomen,… …   Wikipedia

  • Lieberkühn's glands — (crypts of Lieberkühn) simple tubular glands in the mucous membrane of the intestine. In the small intestine they lie between the villi. They are lined with columnar epithelium in which various types of secretory cells are found. In the large… …   Medical dictionary

  • Lieberkühn's glands — crypts of Lieberkühn simple tubular glands in the mucous membrane of the intestine. In the small intestine they lie between the villi. They are lined with columnar epithelium in which various types of secretory cells are found. In the large… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Brunner's glands — compound glands of the small intestine, found in the duodenum and the upper part of the jejunum. They are embedded in the submucosa and secrete mucus. J. C. Brunner (1856 1927), Swiss anatomist …   Medical dictionary

  • Brunner's glands — compound glands of the small intestine, found in the duodenum and the upper part of the jejunum. They are embedded in the submucosa and secrete mucus. [C. Brunner (1856–1927), Swiss anatomist] …   The new mediacal dictionary


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