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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"We demonstrate for the first time ever how the sebaceous glands that contribute to the natural moisture of the skin are formed and how they are maintained throughout life by stem cells.
Normal sebaceous glands can sometimes become entrapped within BCC, squamous cell carcinoma, or other cutaneous epithelial neoplasms; it is important not to mistake these for true sebaceous differentiation within a tumor.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most frequent malignant eyelid tumor followed by squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), sebaceous gland carcinoma and malignant melanoma.11
The presence of Fordyce granules in the area of involvement suggests that the tumor may have arisen from the malignant transformation of these ectopic sebaceous glands [11].
DHEAS, regulator of sebaceous gland activity through its conversion to DHT and Testosterone in sebaceous gland by potent enzymes.
Biopsy was taken from the bottom of the lesion, and histological examination revealed a large number of mature sebaceous glands, slight papillomatosis with hyperkeratosis, and acanthosis of the epidermis [Figure 1]b.
Underlying wall was composed of sebaceous glands, adipose tissue, salivary gland tissue, and hyaline cartilage (Figures 3 and 4).
This keeps sebaceous glands healthy and secretion of sebum under control.
Lead acetate applications abnormal differentiation of epidermal keratinocytes, the hair follicles and sebaceous glands has been shown to increase in apoptotic cells.
"Since Malassezia is an obligatory lipophilic fungus, differential Malassezia abundance might be due to the full activation of sebaceous glands during puberty," they theorized.
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.