Accessory digestive gland

Accessory digestive gland

An accessory digestive gland is a gland of the digestive system that is not a part of the digestive tract.

An example of an accessory digestive gland is the exocrine pancreas.cite book |author=Ahrens, Thomas; Prentice, Donna |title=Critical care certification: preparation, review & practice exams |publisher=Appleton & Lange |location=Norwalk, CT |year=1998 |pages=265 |isbn=0-8385-1474-X |oclc= |doi= |accessdate=]

A closely related term is "accessory digestive organ". This can include structures that play a direct role in digestion, but are not glands, such as teeth.cite web |url= |title=Dorlands Medical Dictionary:accessory digestive organs |format= |work= |accessdate=]


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