Sebaceous follicles


Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to Sebaceous follicles: sebum, Pilosebaceous unit

se·ba·ceous glands

[TA]
numerous holocrine glands in the dermis that usually open into the hair follicles and secrete an oily semifluid, sebum.

se·ba·ceous glands

(sĕ-bā'shŭs glandz) [TA]
Numerous holocrine glands in the dermis that usually open into the hair follicles and secrete an oily, semifluid sebum.
Synonym(s): sebaceous follicles.

Sebaceous follicles

A structure found within the skin that houses the oil-producing glands and hair follicles, where pimples form.
Mentioned in: Acne
References in periodicals archive ?
Zinc reduces inflammation in the skin's sebaceous follicles by blocking an enzyme that splits long-chain fatty acids into shorter fatty acids which can irritate the skin.
acnes than cleanser formulations, and this may be especially relevant on the back where there is less sebum to solubilize benzoyl peroxide particles, a necessary step for penetration into sebaceous follicles," said Dr.
Acne is caused by an enlargement of the sebaceous follicles, which contain oil-producing sebaceous glands, the root cause of acne.
Additional histology studies revealed that the Sebacia Treatment preferentially targeted the sebaceous follicles and glands.