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apocrine

 [ap´o-krin]
denoting that type of glandular secretion in which the secretory products become concentrated at the free end of the secreting cell and are thrown off, along with the portion of the cell where they have accumulated, as in the mammary gland. See also holocrine and merocrine.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ap·o·crine

(ap'ō-krin), Its definition notwithstanding, the etymology of this word is unrelated to apex.
Denoting a mechanism of glandular secretion in which the apical portion of secretory cells is shed and incorporated into the secretion.
See also: apocrine gland.
[G. apo-krinō, to separate]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

apocrine

(ăp′ə-krĭn, -krīn′, -krēn′)
adj.
Relating to a type of glandular secretion in which the apical portion of the secreting cell is released along with the secretory products.
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apocrine

Referring to a type of exocrine secretion, as seen in aprocrine cells in the mammary gland, where lipid-rich droplets are enveloped by the apical plasma membrane.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ap·o·crine

(ap'ō-krin)
Denoting a mechanism of glandular secretion in which the apical portion of secretory cells is shed and incorporated into the secretion.
See also: apocrine gland
[G. apo-krinō, to separate]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

apocrine

Pertaining to glands that give off some of their intracellular contents as part of their secretion.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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The lining may be eccrine or apocrine, but as with most sweat gland tumors, the distinction between eccrine and apocrine differentiation is not clinically important.
While SOX-10 is known to play an important role in melanocyte development and can be used as a diagnostic marker of malignant melanoma, this protein is less studied in tumors of the apocrine and eccrine sweat glands.
Slanetz, "Apocrine metaplasia found at MR biopsy: is there something to be learned?," The Breast Journal, vol.
When the body is reacting to an emotion--such as anxiety, stress, or excitement--sweat is released from apocrine glands.
the whole secretory cell is secreted) whereas sweat glands secrete either apocrine (secretion occurs via pinchoff of outer cell parts) or eccrine (secretion is released from the cell as a liquid without disintegration).
Hidrocystomas are benign adnexal tumors of eccrine or apocrine origin.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory disease of the apocrine sweat glands, characterized by recurrent abscessing inflammation [1].
Hidrocystomas are rare, benign, cystic tumors of sweat glands conventionally classified into apocrine and eccrine types according to their histological characteristics and presumed histogenetic derivation.
Dermatologic entities with similarities in histologic appearance include hidradenoma, apocrine cystadenoma, eccrine acrospiroma, papillary eccrine adenoma, apocrine adenoma, chondroid syringoma, and tubular apocrine adenoma [2, 4, 7].
Epidemiologically, MPD is accounting for 1-4.3% of all primary breast carcinoma [1], among that 93-100% of MPD associated with underlying ductal carcinoma of breast [2], while EMPD predominantly affects apocrine gland-bearing areas, such as vulva in female (81.3%) and scrotum in male (43.2%), respectively [3].
Where an apocrine gland is not formed, there are only two bulges seen.