Epithelium - Glands

The goal of this module is to introduce you to glands with the hope that you will be able to recognize them on the Virtual Microscope slides you will examine in histology laboratories.

Content authors:
  • Edith Robbins
Module direction:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Mel Rosenfeld
  • Gregory Dorsainville

Learning objectives for this Activity:

At the completion of this module, you will be able to:
1. Differentiate between exocrine and endocrine glands

2. Recognize goblet cells and sebaceous glands

3. Identify mucous and serous secretory units, as well as mixed ones

4. Recognize duct systems of compound exocrine glands

5. Recognize straight and coiled simple glands

6. Describe the differences among merocrine, apocrine and holocrine secretory modes

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