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gland

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology, Human
glandgland /ɡlænd/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBan organ of the body which produces a substance that the body needs, such as hormones, sweat, or saliva 🔊 the pituitary gland
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glandPieters became so wasted he was sleeping 22 hours a day after his treatment and his adrenal glands became useless.It does, however, express histamine H 2 receptors, which are pharmacologically indistinguishable from those on human gastric glands.The larval stages occur in the gastric glands and can only be seen microscopically following processing of the gastric mucosa.It was lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph glands, that prompted Tsongas to leave the Senate in 1984.Melatonin, available over the counter, is a hormone produced inside the brain by the pineal gland.The doctor noticed that the glands in my neck were swollen.All girls and women have these glands but they can be more noticeable on some girls.Physicians found that Bryan had been born without a properly-working thymus gland.Tiny glands at the bottom of these pits produce stomach acid.
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