Adenomere is the functional unit in salivary glands. Adenomeres are secretory subunits of lobules. They consist of all the secretory cells that release their products into a single intralobular duct. Part of developing salivary gland destined to become responsible for function.

An adenomere is composed of:

  1. Intercalated ducts: transport saliva to larger ducts.
  2. Striated ducts: contain a lot of mitochondria responsible for electrolyte and water transport during secretion. Simple, low columnar epithelium line these ducts.
  3. Glandular cells: synthesize glycoproteins.

See also

Digestive system

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