Definitions of glands

  1. Single cells or masses of cells specialized for the elaboration of secretions either for use in the body or for excretion.

Usage examples for glands

  1. When, however, the nerves fail to send their messages to the glands or the glands fail to respond, we have a diseased condition and we take medicine to assist in recovery. – Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry by Pratt Food Co.
  2. Toxemia is often pushed out the sweat glands and is recognized as an unpleasant body odor. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  3. Next, enlargement of the mesenteric glands and disorder of their functions take place from many causes other than consumption. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  4. Hyperemia is produced, and this leads to over- action of the glands of the large intestine. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  5. Half- way round the brim of the cavity there are an immense number of honey glands, which the influence of the sun brings into active operation. – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  6. Sex glands are apparently hidden in that long fur behind where their chins ought to be. – Missing Link by Frank Patrick Herbert
  7. The control of the glands of internal secretion waits upon our knowledge of them, the nature and precise composition of the substances manufactured by them, and just what they do to the cells. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  8. An exception must, however, be made of conditions due to insufficient secretion of certain glands. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  9. Exercise, hot drinks, warm weather, and heavy clothing promote the activity of the sweat glands. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  10. A boy with swelled glands had them painted. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  11. These glands somewhat resemble a bunch of grapes with a tube for a stalk. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  12. A number of fruits, and even the upper fruit- bearing branches, have sticky glands with which to catch on to any passing object. – Seed Dispersal by William J. Beal
  13. That would make it out as the gland of glands. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  14. Whereas if the glands were entirely removed, these male traits, peculiar to the rooster, were completely lost. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  15. The most precious bit of knowledge we possess today about Man is that he is the creature of his glands of internal secretion. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  16. In the middle portion were discovered some of Peyer's glands, small round pustules, whitish at the top, with a reddish circumference. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon