Brunner's gland


any of the glands in the submucosal layer of the duodenum, secreting an alkaline fluid into the small intestine.

Origin of Brunner's gland

after Swiss anatomist Johann Conrad Brunner (1653–1727), who described them in 1687 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

brunner's gland in Medicine

Brunner's gland



duodenal gland
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