eccrine sweat gland


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eccrine sweat gland

Any of the skin glands that regulate body heat by secreting sweat. The number of glands ranges from 2 million to 5 million. There are over 400 per square centimeter on the palms and about 80 per square centimeter on the thighs.
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Glucose metabolism of the isolated eccrine sweat gland. J.
INTRODUCTION: Nodular hidradenoma is a benign adnexal neoplasm arising from the distal excretory ducts of eccrine sweat glands. Though it is a benign neoplasm very rarely malignant transformation can occur.
In humans, eccrine sweat glands play important roles in regulating body temperature.[1],[2] Secretory coils and ducts are two components of eccrine sweat glands and have different structures and functions.[1] Eccrine sweat glands are innervated mainly by terminal nerve fibers, which are expressed at low levels.[1],[3] Therefore, it is difficult to detect these peripheral nerve fibers by standard histochemical techniques, and signal amplification is required.[1],[4] The tyramide signal amplification (TSA) system is a technique used to amplify weak signals and can be easily integrated into standard immunofluorescence (IF) protocols.[3],[5],[6],[7],[8] In this study, we combine standard IF with TSA to characterize weakly expressed nerve fiber antigens.
Acrospiroma represents a group of benign ductal tumours of the eccrine sweat glands that sometimes are connected to skin.
The sweat produced by the eccrine sweat glands is mostly water, which helps to cool the body down.
It is an inflammatory dermatosis involving eccrine sweat glands of central face and clinically presents with hyperhidrosis, erythema, papules, pustules, and vesicles.
Poromas are rare neoplasms, derived from eccrine sweat glands epithelium.
Caption: Figure 3: The immunofluorescence examination of the UTs in eccrine sweat glands.
Skin adnexal tumors (SATs) are those neoplasms that differentiate toward or arise from pilosebaceous unit, eccrine sweat glands or apocrine sweat glands, and these tumors are classified into four groups that exhibit histologic features analogous to hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and eccrine glands.
Apocrine sweat glands are limited to specific regions like the axilla, nipple, external ear, external genitalia and eyelids, while eccrine sweat glands are widely distributed across the body.
Secretory performance of eccrine sweat glands from the nephrologic viewpoint.
Antiperspirants deliver partially neutralized salts of aluminum and zirconium to the opening of the eccrine sweat glands. The eccrine glands are sweat glands that are not connected to hair follicles.