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The gastric gland is the primary secretory unit of the stomach. The gastric gland is an essential body component because it secretes gastric juice and protective mucus. Mucus coats the stomach and helps it dilute enzymes... More »

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Absorption mainly occurs in the small intestine, but a portion of it is also carried out in the stomach and the large intestine. Absorption can take place in two stages in the small intestine. These are called the lumina... More »

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Nutrients enter the bloodstream through the blood cell membrane through the absorption process. Absorption, particularly through digestive processes, help nutrients filter into the body. More »

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Gastric juices are secreted from glands lining the stomach and function to break down food in the stomach and kill bacteria, according to the resource website About.com. Gastric juice is a general term that includes the ... More »

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Sweat glands are positioned deep inside the skin, and their primarily function is temperature regulation. The two types of sweat glands are the apocrine and eccrine sweat glands. More »

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The function of mammary glands is to provide nourishment for offspring by producing milk for the infant to ingest. The number of mammary glands can vary from species to species, ranging from two to 25. More »

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The pituitary gland performs a number of biological functions, such as secreting hormones for metabolism and growth, and when pituitary glands are underactive or overactive, their abilities to perform these functions are... More »

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