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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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It has been suggested that the ciliated cells persist in the upper and lower ends of the esophagus until the advanced period of the pregnancy might give rise to the cardiac glands located in the lamina propria (1).
* Cardiac region (cardia), the part near the esophageal orifice, which contains the cardiac glands.
This line is unstable, with 3 histologic patterns: (1) an abrupt transition between esophageal squamous and gastric columnar mucosa; (2) an overlapping of gastric cardiac glands that continuously extend into the distal esophagus underneath the squamous epithelium, forming superficial esophageal cardiac glands (18,19)--this pattern can be seen in 80% to 95% of Japanese patients (20,21); and (3) an upward displacement proximally away from the EGJ.
It is made up of tubular mucus-producing glands that are known as the cardiac glands and which do not have parietal (or oxyntic) cells for producing hydrochloric acid (Kierszenbaum, 2004).