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secrete product via a system of ducts that opens upon the surface of the body
secrete hormones typically into spaces between the secretory cells that then enter the bloodstream
What is Merocrine?
- most common form of secretion.
- product released by exocytosis, most sweat glands
What is holocrine?
Whole cell ruptures during release of product.
What is aprocrine?
- secretion is derived from the apex of the cell (breast)
- ARE NOT fully destroyed.