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Merocrine, Apocrine, Holocrine

Merocrine glands

Description: a fluid product released through the cell membrane by exoctyosis.
Example: salivary glands, pancreatic glands, sweat glands of the skin

Apocrine glands

Description: cellular product and portions of the free ends of glandular cells pinched off during secretion
Example: mammary glands, ceruminous glands lining the external ear canal

Holocrine glands

Description: entire cells filled with secretory products disintegrate
Example: sebaceous glands of the skin

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