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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As stated above, reference to apocrine gland secretion is
It can be seen as an ectopic tumor developing from heterotopic apocrine glands in head and neck, external ear (ceruminus gland), palpebral (Moll's gland), breast, cheek, eyebrow, trunk, nose and limb.
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.
(5,6) This epithelial transition mirrors the physiologic epithelial transition of the apocrine gland to the follicular infundibulum (Figure 4).
Apocrine gland carcinoma of the axilla: review of the literature and recommendations for treatment.
Some cases of nevus sebaceus also possess apocrine glands (or eccrine glands with apocrine features).
Misago and Narisawa hypothesized the reason to be special structures of skin in these areas such as abundant apocrine glands and subcutaneous tissue.[5] As in our case, the lesion was found on the right groin, also a nonsun-exposed region.
By contrast, apocrine glands occur in areas that contain a lot of hair follicles, like the groin and armpit.
Hair follicles and glands with ducts can also be found in this skin layer, along with sweat glands, apocrine glands, and sebaceous glands.
HS is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder that causes abscesses and scarring on the skin, affecting areas rich in apocrine glands such as the armpits, breasts and groin.
Vascular alterations are due to distension, instability, and proliferation of vessels leading to spider angiomas, palmar erythema, varicosities, and gingival edema.7 Similarly, glandular activity may also be altered.10 Secretions of sebaceous and eccrine glands is increased while that of apocrine glands is decreased.7 The underlying mechanisms of most cutaneous changes of pregnancy include increased activity of the maternal adrenal and pituitary glands along with a contribution from the developing fetal endocrine glands, increased cortisone levels, accelerated metabolism, and enhanced production of progesterone and estrogen hormones.11
"It has a high affinity for adipose tissue, and we believe that its targeted effect at the level of the eccrine and apocrine glands should help improve hyperhidrosis.