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A general term used to describe the products of glands in animals and plants. Glands such as the thyroid, testes, ovaries, adrenals, pituitary synthesize hormones which they excrete into the bloodstream. These are endocrine glands. Other glands include sweat, prostate, lachrymal, and Bartholin's glands. These are exocrine glands which excrete their products into places other than the bloodstream. The pancreas and stomach are unusual in that their secretions contain both endocrine (insulin) and exocrine (digestive) hormones. The female breast secretes milk and is an exocrine gland. The testis is a highly specialised mixed gland with both endocrine (testosterone) and exocrine (sperm)functions. The female ovary is a specialised mixed gland also.

The word is also used loosely to describe mucous-like substances which are transudates or exudates. These are substances derived from fluid in the tissues and which are driven across a membrane e.g. vaginal wall by a pressure gradient - usually blood pressure but could be osmotic.
Secretions may become profuse during illness e.g. common cold as the body attempts to wash away the infective agent.
Secretions in animals and plants may contain hormones, protective chemicals, and lubricants.
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A general term used to describe the products of glands in animals and plants. Glands such as the thyroid, testes, ovaries, adrenals, pituitary synthesize hormones which they excrete into the bloodstream. These are endocrine glands. Other glands include sweat, prostate, lachrymal, and Bartholin's glands. These are exocrine glands which excrete their products into places other than the bloodstream. The pancreas and stomach are unusual in that their secretions contain both endocrine (insulin) and exocrine (digestive) hormones.
The word is also used loosely to describe mucous-like substances which are transudates or exudates. These are substances derived from fluid in the tissues and which are driven across a membrane e.g. vaginal wall by a pressure gradient - usually blood pressure but could be osmotic.
Secretions may become profuse during illness e.g. common cold as the body attempts to wash away the infective agent.
Secretions in animals and plants may contain hormones, protective chemicals and lubricants.
by O'Flagherty June 02, 2007
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When you fart in rapid succession while others are around, but quietly enough that nobody notices, and close enough that you’re able to get a good whiff without disturbing anyone else, while still feeling the initial subconscious anxiety of having farted.
“I can see that you’re happy to see me,” she said, eying her boyfriend across the room rocking a massive chub.
“What got you so riled up, big boy?” She seductively steps toward him, swaying her hips back and forth.
He’s nervous, and hesitates to tell her to stay back for a moment—and he realizes he has nothing to hide. She gets down on her knees, pulls his tidy whities down and starts sucking his big, fat cock. Luckily his stank ass secretion had just subsided.
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