eccrine gland


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eccrine 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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eccrine gland

[′ek·rən ‚gland]
(physiology)
One of the small sweat glands distributed all over the human body surface; they are tubular coiled merocrine glands that secrete clear aqueous sweat.
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Eccrine glands are found throughout the skin, but are especially concentrated in palms of hands, soles of feet, and the forehead.
Eating spicy food and drinking alcohol can also make sweat secrete from eccrine glands.
Specifically, eccrine glands respond largely to thermoregulatory stimuli, with the exception of those eccrine glands on the palm of the hands (Fowles, 1986).
It would seem reasonable to hypothesize that hypoglycemia should depress sweating by reducing the primary energy source of the eccrine glands.
Histology may confirm the clinical diagnosis, showing lymphocytic superficial, and deep infiltrate concentrated around the eccrine glands.
The purpose of conducting this research was to determine if perspiration produced by the eccrine glands in the underarm killed more bacteria than sweat produced by the same glands from the forehead or face.
This is odourless to begin with but starts to smell more quickly than the diluted sweat from the eccrine glands.
MEA is a subtype of adenocarcinoma that originates in the eccrine glands.
Eccrine glands are concentrated on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet which secrete water and salts during exercise or when you are hot.
Pilosebacious units and eccrine glands were present.
In addition, the dermis of epidermoid cyst usually contains sebaceous glands, often eccrine glands, and in about 20% of the cases, apocrine glands that have matured.
Reticulate pigmentation in association with involvement of hair, nail, teeth and eccrine glands is seen in dermatopathia pigmentosa reticularis and Naegeli-Franceschetti-Jadassohn syndrome.