Definition: branched tubular glands lying in the mucosa of the fundus and body of the stomach. They contain parietal cells that secrete hydrochloric acid and gastric intrinsic factor, zymogen cells that produce pepsin, APUD cells that produce various hormones and factors, and mucous cells.
Synonym(s): glandulae gastricaeTA, fundic glands, gastric follicles, Wasmann glands
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