A compound tubular submucosal gland found in that portion of the duodenum which is above the hepatopancreatic sphincter (Sphincter of Oddi). The main function of these glands is to produce a mucus-rich alkaline secretion (containing bicarbonate)[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunner's_glands ]

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Term information

Subsets

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definition

A compound tubular submucosal gland found in that portion of the duodenum which is above the hepatopancreatic sphincter (Sphincter of Oddi). The main function of these glands is to produce a mucus-rich alkaline secretion (containing bicarbonate)[WP].

editor note

currently defined as equivalent to any submucosal gland in the duodenum.

has exact synonym

Brunner's gland

submucosal gland of duodenum

gland of Brunner

has related synonym

glandula duodenales

glandula duodenales Brunneri

id

UBERON:0001212

taxon notes

Said to be absent outside mammlian (Andrew 1959) but Ziswiler and Farner (1972) noted similar glands at the gastroduodenal junction of some birds