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In general, they are more shallow than those in the other parts of the stomach.
They are of two kinds:
- (1) simple tubular glands resembling those of the pyloric end of the stomach, but with short ducts.
- (2) compound racemose glands resembling the duodenal glands.
The cardiac gland is both innervated by the parasympathetic and sympathetic nerve fibres of the autonomic nervous system.
- cardiac+gland at eMedicine Dictionary
- Histology at OU 100_04 - "Esophageal-stomach junction"
- Histology image: 11103loa - Histology Learning System at Boston University - "Digestive System: Alimentary Canal: esophageal/stomach junction"
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