Anatomy & Physiology Question #29


Which gland secretes material or substances but does not breakdown or shed?


  1. Holocrine
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  2. Apocrine
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  3. Merocrine
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  4. Sebaceous
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The correct answer is C. Merocrine (or eccrine) are exocrine glands that secrete material. They are classified as merocrine if the secretions of that cell are exocytosis from other or secretory cells into an epithelial-walled duct. The holocrine, apocrine, and sebaceous gland are considered a type of cell that breaks completely down where merocrine only secrete.

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