Cardiac glands are found in the cardiac part of the stomach.
The stomach is the widest region of the alimentary canal. It is a hollow organ present between the esophagus and the small intestine. The stomach is divided into four parts. They are (i) the Cardiac part, (ii) the Fundus part, (iii) the Body, and (iv) the Pyloric part. The cardiac part of the cardia is the region of the stomach, which is present near the heart. The cardiac sphincter or the gastroesophageal sphincter lies in the opening between the esophagus and stomach is present in the cardiac part.
The cardiac glands are found in the cardiac part of the stomach. The cardiac glands secrete mucus, which coats the stomach and protects it from self-digestion from the acids and enzymes. The number of cardiac glands is fewer as compared to the other gastric glands. There are two kinds of cardiac glands: (i) simple tubular with short ducts and (ii) compound racemose resembling the Brunner’s glands present in the duodenum.