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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Sweat gland tumors are unified by the presence of ductal or glandular differentiation recapitulating various different parts of eccrine and apocrine glands and ducts.
Apocrine glands work primarily under stress, secreting an odorless fluid.
[4,9] Regardless of its etiology, abscesses, skin fistulae, and discharge developing after the infection of the apocrine glands followed by bacterial superinfection can lead to serious morbidities.
HS is characterized by deep-seated, inflammatory nodules that arise in areas of the body rich in apocrine glands, including the axillae and the groin.
When the body is reacting to an emotion--such as anxiety, stress, or excitement--sweat is released from apocrine glands. Something interesting about stress sweat is that it is immediate, whereas heat- or exercise-related sweat can take longer to kick in.
(9) The authors of a 2012 review noted that pilosebaceous and apocrine glands are distributed in a pattern that overlaps broadly with locations at which EVHC have been noted and opined that such overlap is unlikely to be random.
The cells which are affected in ED are keratinocytes, leading to aberrations in development of hair, eccrine and apocrine glands, nails, sebaceous glands, lenses and conjunctiva of the eyes, anterior pituitary gland, ears, and teeth.
Apocrine glands are located most prominently in the armpits.
See a doctor if: *You suddenly begin to sweat much more or less than usual *Sweating disrupts your daily routine *You experience night sweats for no apparent reason *You notice a change in your body odour Your skin has two main types of sweat glands: eccrine glands and apocrine glands. Eccrine glands occur over most of your body and open directly onto the surface of the skin.
Kesting et al., "Human axillary apocrine glands: proteins involved in the apocrine secretory mechanism," Histology and Histopathology, vol.
Apocrine hidrocystoma (AH) has been described as an adenomatous cystic proliferation of the secretory coil of apocrine glands [1].
functionally different from the apocrine glands. An illustration of the