Intercellular Junctions Glands and Membranes

Objectives

When you have completed this section, you should be able to

  • describe the junctions that hold cells and tissues together;
  • describe or define different types of glands;
  • describe the typical anatomy of a gland;
  • name and compare different modes of glandular secretion;
  • describe the way tissues are organized to form the body's membranes; and
  • name and describe the major types of membranes in the body.

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