List of glands of the human body

List of endocrine and exocrine glands

Name(s) Location Product Structure
Apocrine sweat glands skin coiled tubular
Bauhin's glands, anterior lingual glands tongue, near tip nonserous or mixed
Brunner's glands, duodenum mucous compound tubular
Bronchopulmonary glands lungs mucous
Bulbourethral glands, Cowper's glands, Mery's glands penis, base Pre-ejaculate
Ceruminous gland ear Cerumen
Ciaccio's glands, accessory lacrimal glands eye
Cobelli's glands esophagus, just above the cardia, in the mucosa mucous
Ebner's glands tongue serous
Eccrine sweat glands skin coiled tubular
Esophageal glands esophagus mucous racemose
Exocrine pancreas pancreas serous tubulo-acinar
Gastric chief cell, Wasmann's glands stomach serous
Glomus coccygeum, coccygeal gland, Luschka's gland or gangliona coccyx, near the tip
Goblet cells digestive tract, respiratory tract mucous simple unicellular
Henle's glands eyelids, in the conjuctiva tubular
Krause's glands conjunctiva, middle portion mucous
Lieberkuhn's glands intestines, surface of mucous membrane simple tubular
Littré's glands, Morgagni's glands spongy portion of the urethra racemose
Lumbar glands abdomen, near the back
Mammary gland breast compound tubulo-acinar
Meibomian gland eyelids sebaceous
Moll's glands eyelids
Montgomery's glands mammary areola sebaceous
Naboth's glands cervix and os uteri mucous
Olfactory glands, Bowman's glands nose, olfactory region
Paneth cells small intestine serous
Gley's glands, Sandstroem's glands, parathyroid gland in the neck
Parietal cell stomach hydrochloric acid, intrinsic factor dynamic canaliculi
Parotid gland mouth serous tubulo-alveolar
Peyer's patches (or glands) ileum, lymphatic glands
Prostate surrounds the urethra just below the urinary bladder
Pyloric glands stomach mucous simple branched tubular
Sebaceous gland skin sebum acinar - branched
Sublingual gland, Rivini's gland mouth mucus (primarily) tubulo-alveolar
Submandibular gland mouth mixed (M+S) tubulo-alveolar
Sudoriparous glands, Boerhaave's glands skin
Sigmund's glands epitrochlear lymph nodes of axilla
Suzanne's gland mouth, beneath the alveolo-lingual groove[1] mucous
Tiedmann's glands, Bartholin's glands, vulvovaginal glands vulva, vagina
Uterine glands uterus
Weber's glands tongue mucous tubular
Glands of Zeis eyelids, free edges sebaceous


There are several specialized glands within the human integumentary system that are derived from apocrine or sebaceous gland precursors. There are no specialized variants of eccrine glands.

Specialized glands within the human integumentary system
NamePrecursor gland derived from[2]Anatomic location
Ceruminous glandApocrineEar canal
Mammary glandApocrineBreast
Moll's glandApocrineEyelid margin
Tyson's glandSebaceousGenital skin
Meibomian glandSebaceousTarsal plate
Gland of ZeisSebaceousAssociated with eyelashes on eyelid margin
Montgomery glandSebaceousAreola
Fordyce spotSebaceousVermillion border

Endocrine glands

See List of human endocrine organs and actions


  1. Anil Ghom, Shubhange Mhaske. "Oral pathology". p. Glossary, 837.
  2. Eccrine glands have no specialized variants.
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