Brunner's gland

Brun·ner's gland 'bru̇n-ərz- n any of the compound racemose glands in the submucous layer of the duodenum that secrete alkaline mucus and a potent proteolytic enzyme called also duodenal gland, gland of Brunner
Brunner Johann Conrad (1653-1727)
Swiss anatomist. Brunner is known for his work on the pancreas and duodenum. In 1683 he made pioneering experimental excisions of the spleen and pancreas in dogs and noted the resultant extreme thirst and polyuria. In 1672 he discovered the glands of the duodenum that bear his name and published a report on them in 1688. He believed that the glands secreted a juice similar to that of the pancreas and that they played a chief role in intestinal digestion.

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  • brunner's gland — ˈbru̇nə(r)z noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: after Johann C. Brunner died 1727 Swiss anatomist : any of certain compound racemose glands in the submucous layer of the duodenum secreting alkaline mucus and a potent proteolytic enzyme * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brunner's gland — any of the glands in the submucosal layer of the duodenum, secreting an alkaline fluid into the small intestine. [after Swiss anatomist Johann Conrad Brunner (1653 1727), who described them in 1687] * * * …   Universalium

  • Brunner's glands — Section of duodenum. (Duodenal glands in submucosa labeled at right, fourth from the top.) Latin glandulae duodenales Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • gland of Brunner — n BRUNNER S GLAND …   Medical dictionary

  • gland of brunner — Usage: usually capitalized B : brunner s gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Brunner — Johann C., Swiss anatomist, 1653–1727. See B. glands, under gland …   Medical dictionary

  • Johann Conrad Brunner — (1653 1727) was a Swiss anatomist from Diessenhofen. He studied medicine in Schaffhausen, Strasbourg and Paris. At Schaffhausen he studied under Johann Jakob Wepfer (1620 1695), who was also his father in law. Beginning in 1686 he was a professor …   Wikipedia

  • duodenal gland — du·o·de·nal gland .d(y)ü ə dēn əl , d(y)u̇ äd ən əl n BRUNNER S GLAND …   Medical dictionary

  • duodenal gland — noun : brunner s gland …   Useful english dictionary


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