glandulae duodenales -->
duodenal glands
medical dictionary

Small, branched, coiled tubular glands that occur mostly in the submucosa of the first third of the duodenum; they secrete an alkaline mucoid substance that serves to neutralise gastric juice.

Synonyms: glandulae duodenales, Brunner's glands, Wepfer's glands.

(05 Mar 2000)