apocrine sweat glands

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ap·o·crine sweat glands

sudoriferous glands that develop in association with hair follicles and undergo enlargement and secretory development at puberty; they secrete a viscous, odorless sweat that supports bacteria growth leading to production of an acrid odor; secretion is by a merocrine, not apocrine, mechanism.
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Surgical techniques for treatment of hyperhidrosis include endoscopic transthoracic sympathectomy, excision of axillary sweat glands, and axillary liposuction.