Considering epithelium from the point of view of function, it may be classified as protective, absorptive or secretory.
The real reason for their discomfort is not secretory, but motor.
Associated words: secretive, secretory, confide, confidential.
Probably the secretory glands are somewhat inactive or sluggish in the healthy fat individual.
If the sclerosis is extreme and the secretory tissue undergoes atrophy, myxœdema may result.
This increased action of all the secretory vessels does not occur very suddenly, nor universally at the same time.
The secretory part of the various glandular structures belonging to the skin is invariably formed from the epidermis.
They have been considered as secretory organs, answering to the pancreas in vertebrate animals.
And at certain points local enlargements of the secretory surface take place so as to form glandular diverticula.
Taken as a whole this is often called the "secretory balance" or "internal secretory balance."
secretory se·cre·to·ry (sĭ-krē'tə-rē)
Relating to or performing secretion.