sebaceous glands


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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 glands

Tiny skin glands that secrete an oily lubricating substance, called SEBUM, either into hair follicles or directly on to the surface of the skin.

Sebaceous glands

—Tiny structures in the skin that produce oil (sebum). If they become plugged, sebum collects inside and forms a nurturing place for germs to grow.
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sebaceous glands (sēbā´shəs),

n.pl the exocrine glands of the skin, many of which open into the hair follicles and secrete an oily substance that coats the hair and surrounding epithelium, helping to prevent evaporation of sweat and retain body heat. In the oral cavity, these glands are known as
Fordyce's granules or
Fordyce's spots and can be seen with the unaided eye as yellowish-white in color and are more common in older adults on the buccal and labial mucosa. See also Fordyce granules.
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The cysts associated with the sebaceous glands are called sebaceous cysts.
One is a cryolysis device that uses cooling to selectively target lipids in the sebaceous glands.
This is probably mediated by the increase in sebaceous gland activation and sebum composition that occurs around sexual maturity, Jay-Hyun Jo, PhD, wrote (J Invest Dermatol.
An advantage of both these methods is the removal of mites not only from the surface of the skin but also directly from the sebaceous glands, as well as evaluating large affected areas.
This triggered the development of skin cells, which included sebaceous glands, hair follicles and even muscle fibers.
It has been localized to the peripheral cells of sebaceous glands in the rat [14].
Fordyce's granules are ectopic sebaceous glands which are seen in the oral cavity as small, painless, raised, yellowish or white spots of 1 to 3 mm in diameter.
Nevus sebaceus is a congenital epithelial hamartoma composed of large sebaceous glands, heterotopic apocrine glands, malformed hair follicles, acanthosis, and epithelial papillomatosis.
The skin has sebaceous glands that produce oil or sebum to lubricate the skin.
1 However Pinkus designated this disease 'organoid nevus' as the changes are not confined only to the sebaceous glands but also involve proliferative changes of sweat glands and hair follicles.
There are multiple sebaceous glands in the face and scalp, chest and back.
Earwax, scientifically known as cerumen, is a mixture of secretions from specialized sweat glands with fatty materials secreted from sebaceous glands.