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Exocrine glands are specialized ______ tissue.

  1. a. epithelial
  2. b. muscle
  3. c. nervous
  4. d. connective

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The body tissues contain a group of specialized cells that can organize as organs. They have the same structure that can perform a particular function. In a human body, there involves 4 main types of tissues—muscle tissue, connective tissue, epithelial tissue, and nervous tissue. The epithelial tissue is a type of tissue that helps to cover the surface of the body and line its internal cavities and tubes. The major functions of the epithelial cells are for secretion, absorption, protection, and sensing.

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The glands are the secretory organs or tissues that are developed from the epithelial tissues. They are classified mainly into two types based upon their structure and the type of secretion—endocrine and exocrine glands.

The gland that secretes the hormones into interstitial fluid for the supply of blood all over the body is called as endocrine gland.

The gland that has the tubes or ducts that help to transport their secretion onto an inner or outer surface is called as exocrine gland. The exocrine secretions consist of tears, mucus, digestive enzymes, saliva, breast milk, and earwax. The epithelial cells are said to be specialized cells, as they cover the surface of the whole body. They have the ability to generate a large amount of proteins called keratin that are the source of feathers, hair, nails, and hooves.

Option a. is given as “epithelial”.

The gland that has the tubes or ducts that help to transport their secretion onto an inner or outer surface is called as exocrine glands, which are developed from the epithelial tissues...

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