American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Secreting externally, directly or through a duct: exocrine cells.
- adj. Of, relating to, or produced by an exocrine gland.
- adj. Producing external secretions that are released through a duct.
- adj. Pertaining to the exocrine glands or their secretions.
- n. a gland that secretes externally through a duct
- adj. of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
- exo- + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The second part, known as the exocrine pancreas, makes enzymes that help digest food and release the bicarbonate that neutralizes stomach acid.”
“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.”
“Pancreatic exocrine function can help determine if your child is pancreatic insufficient; it can be tested both directly and indirectly.”
“Liprotamase was developed by Alnara Pharmaceuticals to treat exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in children and adults caused by cystic fibrosis and other conditions.”
“Liprotamase was developed to treat exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in children and adults caused by cystic fibrosis and other conditions.”
“The rheumatic disease attacks and destroys the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva, causing dryness of the eyes and mouth and increased fatigue.”
“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.”
“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.”
“See also hair; skin; nails; exocrine glands intestines, 64–65, 92–93, 134, 137”
“The integumentary system consists of the skin, hair, nails, and certain exocrine glands.”
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