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
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.
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.
Apocrine gland carcinoma of the axilla: review of the literature and recommendations for treatment.
Apocrine glands develop in areas abundant in hair follicles, such as your armpits and groin, and they empty into the hair follicle just before it opens onto the skin surface.
Yellow underarm stains are caused by your apocrine glands which contain proteins and fatty acids and thus make underarm secretions thick and milky.
It mainly comprises of secretions from Bartholin's, sebaceous, sweat and apocrine glands.
HS is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory skin disease, which commonly develops post-puberty in skin regions bearing apocrine glands, notably axillae, inguinal and anogenital areas.
Lack of myoepithelium in apocrine glands of the breast does not necessarily imply malignancy.
To the Editor: Acne inversa (AI; OMIM: 142690) is a painful chronic follicular disease, characterized by recurrent draining sinuses and abscesses with subsequent scarring and chronic seepage, predominantly in skin folds that carry terminal hairs and apocrine glands.
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.