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Synonyms for gland

any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

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Specimens for histopathology were obtained from 10 chicken of each group at 15, 25 and 30 days old in order to examine the pathological changes in thymus and Harderian gland.
A RATS' eyes contain the harderian gland that secretes porphyrins, known as "red tears", in response to stress.
The NTP studied the effects of acrylonitrile given to mice by gavage and found clear evidence of carcinogenic activity in the forestomach and harderian gland of the eye for both males and females.
Differential diagnoses for exophthalmos include retrobulbar neoplasia, pituitary adenoma or hyperplasia, Harderian gland adenoma, (1) and nonneoplastic masses (eg, abscesses).
porphyrin: A red discharge from the Harderian gland, located behind the eyes of many rodents.