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
  • gland of Brunner
  • submucosal gland of duodenum
has related synonym
  • glandula duodenales Brunneri
  • glandula duodenales
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