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  • noun

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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In the medfly, sperm replenishment and male accessory gland fluids both appear to influence female re-mating (Katiyar & Ramirez 1970; Nakagawa et al.
Prostaglandin E2 and other substances produced in male accessory glands induce both vitellogenesis and oviposition of already mature eggs in several insect species (Leahy 1966; Riemann and Thorson 1969; Bryon 1972; Leahy 1973a,b; Loher and Edson 1973; Baumann 1974; Bentur and Mathad 1974; Destephano and Brady 1977; Bentur et al.
The noncompetitive mating tests are assumed to be assays of courtship performance and the amount of stored sperm and/or male accessory gland fluid (if the amount of sperm and/or fluid transferred per copulation is similar among populations and between selection regimes).
Factors affecting Anastrepha fraterculus female receptivity modulation by accessory gland products.
Effectiveness and limits of antimicrobial treatment on seminal leukocyte concentration and related reactive oxygen species production in patients with male accessory gland infection.
It may also be because of infection, with inflammation of the male accessory glands, antisperm antibodies and men with ciliary dyskinesia (immotile cilia syndrome or Kartagener's syndrome).
Small ducts originating in this accessory gland empty into the parotid duct (Moore & Dalley, 2005).
Accessory gland fluids, together with the spermatozoa and epididymal fluids make up the semen (seminal plasma).
However, trypan blue dye exclusion tests in these tissues indicate tissue damage in the male accessory gland of adult flies, which was further confirmed by ultrastructural observations.
The change in the accessory gland weight might suggest an alteration in the pattern of testosterone secretion.
melanogaster: the costs of egg production, mating, and the receipt of main-cell products in male accessory gland fluid.
The foot, mantle, gill, and adductor muscle were isolated from mussels, and about one quarter of the distal part, which contains the phenol gland, and the remainder of the foot, which contains the accessory gland, were separated with a scalpel.