apocrine glands


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apocrine glands

The type of sweat glands found in the hairy parts of the body, especially in the armpits and the groin. Apocrine sweat contains material that is broken down by skin bacteria to substances responsible for unpleasant body odour.
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When sweat, especially from the apocrine glands (sweat glands in underarms and around genitals), mixes with bacteria on the skin surface, the byproduct is body odor.
HS is thought instead to be a disease of chronic follicular occlusion with secondary inflammation of the apocrine glands.
7) Cysts derived from the overlying epidermis, hair follicles, and apocrine glands include epidermoid cysts, pilar or trichilemmal cysts, dermoid cysts, and hidrocystomas.
Comldeet T Pregnancy and apocrine gland diseases: hidradenitis, Fox-Fordyce disease.
The apocrine glands located in the armpit and groin do not begin working until the teenage years, and their fluid is milky and viscous.
It is the other sweat glands, called apocrine glands, which secrete sweat into hair follicles causing odor and clothing stains.
Apocrine glands are accessory sex glands that respond to hormonal stimulation.
The lesions are primarily found along the "milk line," where the sites of involvement are anywhere apocrine glands are found, including the axillae, breast, and perianal area.
The sweat from apocrine glands contains proteins and fatty acids which make it thick and give it a milky or yellowish colour.
In fact, the attribution of sweat gland neoplasms to eccrine or apocrine categories is often controversial,[15,17] because most sweat gland carcinomas seem to recapitulate sweat ducts, which are histologically similar in eccrine and apocrine glands.
Specialised sweat glands, the apocrine glands, in the armpits and genital area are activated by emotion - excitement, fear and sexual arousal.
SKIN COLOUR: Prof Sanders explains: "There are differences in the apocrine glands of white and black skins, which means that the effects of eating certain foods can differ.