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 » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones

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 » Science Human Anatomy

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 » Science Human Anatomy Blood
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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 Gastric juice is a general term that includes the ... More » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones

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 » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones

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 » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones

Sudoriferous glands are small glandular structures located under and within the skin, according to MedicineNet. These glands are tubular in structure and very tiny. They produce sweat and perspiration. More » Science Human Anatomy Glands & Hormones