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Brunner's gland

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  • n. One of the compound tubular submucosal glands found in that portion of the duodenum which is above the hepatopancreatic sphincter. Their main function is to produce a mucus-rich alkaline secretion to protect the duodenum from acidic chyme and to lubricate the intestinal walls.

Etymologies

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Named for the Swiss physician who first described them, Johann Conrad Brunner.

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