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 ]

Synonyms: Brunner's gland submucosal gland of duodenum gland of Brunner

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim

editor note

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

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