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A '''gland''' is a group of cells that prepare and release a [[chemical]] for use by the [[body]].<ref>Wile, Dr. Jay L. ''Exploring Creation With General Science''. Anderson: Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 2000</ref>  There are two broad classifications of glands:
 
A '''gland''' is a group of cells that prepare and release a [[chemical]] for use by the [[body]].<ref>Wile, Dr. Jay L. ''Exploring Creation With General Science''. Anderson: Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 2000</ref>  There are two broad classifications of glands:
*'''[[Endocrine]] glands''' secrete their chemicals directly into the blood stream.
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*'''[[Endocrine]] glands''' secrete their chemicals directly into the [[blood]] stream.
 
*'''[[Exocrine]] glands''' secrete through a duct.
 
*'''[[Exocrine]] glands''' secrete through a duct.
  

Revision as of 07:48, 6 November 2009

A gland is a group of cells that prepare and release a chemical for use by the body.[1] There are two broad classifications of glands:

  • Endocrine glands secrete their chemicals directly into the blood stream.
  • Exocrine glands secrete through a duct.

References

  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With General Science. Anderson: Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 2000