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


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



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