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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In the human embryo, apocrine glands are present over
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.
Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine glands found in deep dermis of external ear canal that produce a brown waxy material and cerumen.
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.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is characterized by secondary inflammation of the apocrine glands, which produces inflamed nodules and abscesses, primarily in the axillae, groin, and anogenital region.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a disease characterized by chronic follicular occlusion and secondary inflammation of the apocrine glands.
1-3) Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine glands of the external auditory meatus; they rarely give rise to malignant change.
Many people believe that their sweat causes their body odor, but the reality is that the odors are caused by the bacteria that consume the oils and proteins in the sweat produced by their apocrine glands.
A skin clinic notes that one of the sweat glands, called Apocrine glands, are found mainly in the armpits and near the anus.