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    sweat gland
    /ˈswet ˌɡland/


    • 1. a small gland that secretes sweat, situated in the dermis of the skin. Such glands are found over most of the body, and have a simple coiled tubular structure.
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  3. Mar 29, 2021 · Sweat gland: The sweat (sudoriferous) glands are small tubular structures situated within and under the skin (in the subcutaneous tissue). They discharge sweat by tiny openings in the surface of the skin. The sweat is a transparent colorless acidic fluid with a peculiar odor. It contains some fatty acids and mineral matter.

    • (sudoriferous gland) The small coiled tubular glands in the skin that produce and secrete sweat. CDISC...
    • Sweat-producing structures that are embedded in the dermis; each gland consists of a single tube, a coiled body, and a...
    • The small coiled tubes in the skin that produce and secrete sweat. NCI Thesaurus U.S. National Cancer...
  4. Sweat glands, or sudoriferous glands, are small tubular structures of the skin that produce sweat. There are two kinds of sweat glands: Eccrine sweat glands are found only in primates and reach their greatest development in humans. They are distributed all over the body (except for the lips, tip of penis and clitoris) although their density varies from region to region.

  5. Jul 17, 2019 · Apocrine glands produce viscous, lipid-rich sweat, which is also comprised of proteins, sugars, and ammonia [ 21, 23 ]. The function of apocrine glands in many species is generally regarded as scent glands involved in production of pheromones (body odor), although this social/sexual function is rudimentary in humans.

    • Lindsay B. Baker
    • 2019
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