The cardiac glands
of the stomach
secrete primarily mucus
. They are few in number and occur close to the cardiac orifice
where the esophagus
joins the stomach.
In general, they are more shallow than those in the other parts of the stomach.
They are of two kinds:
The cardiac gland is both innervated by the parasympathetic and symapthetic nerve fibres of the autonomic nervous system.
- - "Esophageal-stomach junction"
- - "Digestive System: Alimentary Canal: esophageal/stomach junction"