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Exocrine gland

Exocrine glands are glands that secrete their products into ducts.

They are the counterparts to endocrine glands, which secrete their products directly into the bloodstream.

Typical exocrine glands include sweat glands, salivary glands, mammary glands, and many glands of the digestive system.

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