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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Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic relapsing inflammation of the apocrine sweat glands, affecting an estimated 1-4% of the world population.
N) The sweat glands and apocrine sweat gland (ASG) of the head's skin.
Hormones are involved in the control of apocrine sweat glands and certainly play a part in the disease.
Humans may very well be predisposed to eroticising feet because feet have apocrine sweat glands, the same type of pheromone-producing sweat glands shared by armpits and the genital region.
PHEROMONES are hormonal substances released into the air from the apocrine sweat glands in the armpits and groin.
This sweat doesn't smell but in hairier areas, such as the armpits and groin, there are apocrine sweat glands which release a different sweat.
This sweat doesn't smell but in hairier areas, such as the armpits and groin, the reare apocrine sweat glands which release stronger sweat.
A dog's nose is unique because it lacks what are called apocrine sweat glands which is why it doesn't become wet naturally.
The skin in this forehead area contains large numbers of secretory glands called apocrine sweat glands.
Apocrine sweat glands, the other major type, respond to emotional stimuli and are located mostly in the armpits, groin, and around the navel.
Apocrine hidrocystomas (AHC) or cystadenomas are benign cystic lesions of the secretory portion of apocrine sweat glands.
Human wax is a mixture of desquamated keratinocytes secreted in outer third of the wall of external auditory canal, and sebaceous gland secretions, along with apocrine sweat glands.