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Brunner's gland

  1. any of the glands in the submucosal layer of the duodenum, secreting an alkaline fluid into the small intestine.
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Origin of Brunner's gland

after Swiss anatomist Johann Conrad Brunner (1653–1727), who described them in 1687
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brunner's gland in Medicine

Brunner's gland

  1. duodenal gland
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