Exocrine Glands

Exocrine glands are glands whose secretions pass into a system of ducts that lead ultimately to the exterior of the body. So the inner surface of the glands and the ducts that drain them are topologically continuous with the exterior of the body (the skin). Endocrine glands, in contrast, place their secretions into the internal environment - the blood.

Examples of exocrine glands are:
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14 January 2002