Duodenal glands

Cardiac glands

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.

External links

  • - "Esophageal-stomach junction"
  • - "Digestive System: Alimentary Canal: esophageal/stomach junction"

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