Cardiac glands

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Cardiac glands
Section of mucous membrane of human stomach, near the cardiac orifice. X 45.
c. Cardiac glands.
d. Their ducts.
cr. Gland similar to the intestinal glands, with goblet cells.
mm. Mucous membrane.
m. Muscularis mucosae.
m’. Muscular tissue within the mucous membrane.
Gray's subject #247 1166
Dorlands/Elsevier g_06/12391263

The cardiac glands of the stomach are few in number and occur close to the cardiac orifice where the esophagus joins the stomach.

In general, they are more shallow than those in the other parts of the stomach.

They are of two kinds:

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