apocrine gland


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apocrine gland:

see sweatsweat
or perspiration,
fluid secreted by the sweat glands of mammalian skin and containing water, salts, and waste products of body metabolism such as urea. The dissolved solid content of sweat is only one eighth that of an equal volume of urine, the body's main
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apocrine gland

[′ap·ə·krən ‚gland]
(physiology)
A multicellular gland, such as a mammary gland or an axillary sweat gland, that extrudes part of the cytoplasm with the secretory product.
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Staining with carcinoembryonic antigen, cluster designation 15, and periodic acid-Schiff (with and without diastase) showed strong apical positivity, which has been reported in normal apocrine glands.
The etiology of hidradenitis suppurativa is unknown but appears to involve bacterial infection in the apocrine glands and starts as a single inflamed follicle that spreads secondarily through the sinus tracts.
92) Initially thought to be derived from the apocrine glands, (72) subsequent reports suggest hidradenoma papilliferum (and tubular adenoma) to be derived from anogenital mammary like glands.
Aerobic exercise stimulates the apocrine glands, which produce pheromones, the natural aromatic chemicals which attract the opposite sex.
Luckily for the cosmetics industry, during puberty our apocrine glands start excreting a variety of sweat that stink-inducing bacteria love.
Mature adipose tissue, fibrous tissue, and a few apocrine glands were also present.
The sweat from apocrine glands contains proteins and fatty acids which make it thick and give it a milky or yellowish colour.
These are divided into two main types: the Eccrine glands - mostly concentrated around the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet - and the Apocrine glands which are found on the hairiest areas of your skin, particularly the armpits,'' says Dr.
Two types of gland produce sweat, the eccrine and the apocrine glands.
Histopathologic study identified a papillomatous hyperplasia of the hyperkeratotic surface epithelium and a large number of underlying mature sebaceous glands, keratin-filled infundibula, small hair structures, and deep apocrine glands (figure 3).
It has been proposed that these tumors arise from the ceruminous glands, which are modified apocrine glands with some eccrine functions.