Translation of exocrine in Spanish:

exocrine

exocrino, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈɛksə(ʊ)krʌɪn//ˈɛksəˌkrɪn//ˈɛksə(ʊ)krɪn/

adjective

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    exocrino
    • Cystic fibrosis, a chronic genetic disorder that affects the exocrine glands, results in the production of excessive, thick mucus that obstructs the gastrointestinal tract and the lungs.
    • The ovaries perform both an exocrine function by producing ova and an endocrine function by producing estrogen and progesterone.
    • There are 4-5 million exocrine glands in the body and approximately one-third of them are in the palms.
    • Pancreatic juice, an exocrine secretion, is vital for digestion.
    • In a separate but related system, exocrine tissues secrete their products into ducts and then to the outside of the body or to the intestinal tract.