Flashcards in Digestive Glands Deck (19):
What are the major salivary glands?
submandibular, sublingual, and parotid
-branched tubuloalveolar glands
Which gland produces most of the saliva?
Which gland produces amylase?
-saliva production under the control of the ANS
What cells secrete IgA?
Where are the intercalated ducts the longest?
in the parotid gland
What are the striations in the striated ducts?
the vertically aligned mitochondria
-these ducts are involved with transport of water and ions
Which gland has only serous acini?
Which gland has mostly mucus acini?
Which gland has both kinds of acini with serous demilunes?
What is statherin and where does it come from?
it is involve with bacterial clearance (tooth)
-secreted by the parotid gland
Which gland is the primary target in mumps, rabies, and tumors?
What is the endocrine component of the pancreas?
the islet of langerhans (~2% of volume)
What is the main function of the endocrine pancreas?
regulation of glucose metabolism by hormones secreted into the bloodstream
What is the functional unit of the exocrine pancreas?
What cells are in the acinus that are unique to the pancreas?
What does the exocrine pancreas lack?
striated ducts and myoepithelial cells
What do centroacinar cells secrete?
an aqueous bicarb solution under stimulation by the hormone SECRETIN...
-they also secrete mucin
Which hormones increase the flow of the pancreatic fluid
CCK and secretin