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 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.
20) Peculiarly, Grover disease spares the palms and soles, which have a high concentration of eccrine glands.
In people with hyperhidrosis, this system may produce too much of the neurotransmitter that triggers the eccrine glands to produce sweat, or the eccrine glands may be overreactive.
The palms and soles have more eccrine glands than the rest of the body, and sweat there is triggered by emotion as well as heat.