A gland is an organ of varying size whose role is to manufacture various bodily substances. The liver
, for example, is a very important gland for digestion
. It secretes bile
, a liquid that helps absorb dietary fat. Salivary glands deliver saliva into the mouth
. As a final example, sweat glands, present everywhere under the skin, excrete sweat. This phenomenon lowers body temperature
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