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Type of Glands

Merocrine, Apocrine, Holocrine
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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