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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This helps unblock the sebaceous glands and reduces sebum production.
Men have larger sebaceous glands than women which is probably why they suffer more dandruff.
The increased production of sebum makes the openings of the sebaceous glands narrower, which prevents the sebum from getting out.
It also will modestly decrease the volume of existing rhinophyma by reducing the size and number of sebaceous glands, "but it works even better to prevent the accelerating process of phyma formation.
It also will modestly decrease the volume of existing rhino-phyma by reducing the size and number of sebaceous glands, "but it works even better to prevent the accelerating process of phyma formation.
The next volume covers topics such as disorders of pigmentation, diseases of collagen and elastic tissue, diseases of hair and nails, melanocytic nevi, melanoma, cutaneous lymphoproliferative diseases, cutaneous metastases and Paget's disease of the skin, and tumors of the hair follicle, sebaceous glands, sweat glands, and connective tissue.
Jenseniin P is a bacteriocin that has been shown to kill the various cutaneous propionibacteria responsible for acne vulgaris, a skin condition that infects the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the face, neck, back and chest of millions of teenagers and adults each year.
Hippo biologist Keith Eltringham of the University of Cambridge in England explains that the secretions are not technically sweat because hippos don't have the small sebaceous glands that produce it.
They are transferred from host to host by contact, particularly in hair, eyebrows, and tiny sebaceous glands on the nose.
Acne occurs as a result of an increased production of the skin's natural realise of sebum from the sebaceous glands, which is of a difference composition to normal sebum.
According to the company's research, about one in three men suffers with greasy skin, or "excess sebum", mainly due to their thicker skin and more active sebaceous glands.